Career fair planned for ‘future workforce’

  • HBJ Staff
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:07pm

MONROE — High school and middle school kids will get a firsthand look on Wednesday at higher education opportunities, trade skill training and employment possibilities in construction and advanced manufacturing.

The “Build Your Future 2014” career fair is planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Events Center at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

Students from all over Snohomish County are expected to participate.

“This event is truly about the future,” said Curtis Takahashi, Workforce Snohomish program manager, in a statement. “We want to present the many opportunities that await our future workforce.”

The goal of the career fair is to help students become aware of career opportunities in Western Washington.

Exhibitors at the fair come from government, higher education, vocational training, apprenticeship programs, industry trade associations, construction firms and advanced manufacturing companies.

The exhibitors will offer interactive displays and hands on activities.

“I have first-hand experience with these types of events,” said Sue Ambler, president and CEO of Workforce Snohomish, in the statement.

“My son was exposed at 17 to construction management as a career through a field trip to Century Link in its building phases. Today he is a successful project manager with Granite Construction in Everett.”

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