By REBECCA HAZEN
A Career Fair, presented jointly by the Alliance for Dade, and Dade County High School’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Department will be Tuesday, April 5 at DCHS.
The fair, held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. will feature over 20 local employers, with more expected to register. Teachers will escort groups of students (all juniors and seniors) through the Career Fair on a scheduled basis.
So far, the following employers have signed up to participate: Talley Construction, Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council, UA Local 43 Plumbers and Steamfitters, Lookout Mountain CASA, Chattanooga Cleaning Company, Architectural Surfaces, Trenton Pressing, SERVPRO, Kelly Services, Thrive at Brow Wood, Food City, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Jake Marshall Service, Oakleaf Cottage, Dade County Sheriff’s Department, Ironworkers Local 704, Red Fox Service and Repairs, Century Fire Protection, and Vanguard.
Youth Education Coordinator Spencer Pennington from the Dade County Library will also be present at the Career Fair to provide information about services the library can provide for employment-seekers.
After the fair, employers are invited to a complementary lunch from 11 to 11:30 a.m., and then will have the opportunity to visit the Career, Technical, Agricultural and Education classes.
“This upcoming career fair will allow the CTAE Department the opportunity to highlight the various business and industry leaders that continuously invest in our schools, our programs, and our community. By hosting this on our campus, it allows our students an accessible opportunity to visit with these professionals to gain an understanding of the career options available to them after graduation. We are very appreciative to Alliance for Dade for helping us coordinate this career fair and capitalize on their direct connection with employers from across the area,” Tonya Gatlin, CTAE Director, said.
“The Career Fair is good for companies and for students. First, it’s an opportunity for employers to fill employment needs they may have by meeting with over 100 students. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for the graduating students to see the wide range of career opportunities available right here in northwest Georgia,” George Williams, Alliance for Dade Chair, said.
There is no cost to participate, but employees are required to register online at alliancefordade.com. The Alliance is accepting registrations up until the day before the event.
If anyone has questions about the event, call Alliance for Dade board member Marcy Williams at (205) 382-3946.