LCHS Lions Career Fair To Be Held This Thursday
This Thursday, April 24 over 500 students will get a chance to talk with invited professionals from a wide array of occupations at the 16th Annual Lake County High School/Leadville Lions Club Annual Career Fair.
“This year, students can look forward to speaking with an Astronaut as well as a Professional Sports Agent,” said Carol Glenn, the Career Fair Chairman. “And of course, all of our Lake County business people will be sharing their career advice as well. We’re grateful for the strong support this event receives from the Leadville community; it’s incredible.”
The Fair begins at 8 a.m. at Lake County High School and is offered to LCHS students as well as students from surrounding high schools and Lake County Middle School students. The format allows students to spend approximately 50 minutes in their areas of interest where they can interact with a variety of presenters and get a chance to ask questions. Over 90 presenters are expected to attend. The Career Fair presentations will be done not only by business people from Lake County and surrounding areas but also by professionals from other parts of the state.
“The point is to give students as many chances to ask questions and explore possibilities in a healthy and safe environment,” said Bob Deister, a community volunteer for the Career Fair. “And, we hope that by exposing the students to a new range of choices and dreams, they will also bring new questions and focus to their current education.”
One of the changes that presenters can expect deals with parking logistics as a result of the renovation underway at the high school. Since space is already at a premium under present construction conditions, Career Fair organizers will be shuttling presenters to nearby parking at the Community Field as well as the Presbyterian Church. Presenters will be allowed to drop off supplies at the back doors of the gym as usual, but then will be asked to park off-site at the two nearby locations where they can pick up a shuttle bus back to the high school.
The Lions Club and the School to Career Partnership have designed the Career Fair to be part of an overall effort to expose students to career options and to raise their aspirations.