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Businesses wanted for Silver Valley Career Fair

by JOSH McDONALD
Local Editor | February 6, 2024 1:00 AM

KELLOGG –– Next month Kellogg High School will be hosting the Silver Valley Career/Transitions Fair for all high school students in Shoshone County. 

Organizer Tina Karst, who is also the Special Education Director for the three local school districts, is looking for any businesses in the region who would like to be a part of the event. 

The fair is set up similarly to a business conference where students will have the ability to register for breakout sessions hosted by local businesses – these breakout sessions will allow those businesses to explain and/or demonstrate what their business does and how a person could benefit from working for that company or in that industry. 

Businesses can also get involved by setting up a booth and interacting with the students at their booth when they aren’t attending one of the breakout sessions. 

Karst isn’t being picky about who can or can’t attend – she believes that students should have some insight into every opportunity that is available to them. 

“Kids aren’t aware of what goes on in their community,” Karst said. “We want them to be able to experience everything that they can. We want them to know that they can go to college, pursue a trade, join the military, or receive on-the-job training, and still be successful in life.” 

Along with the career fair, local students in the school’s special education programs will be able to participate in a transition fair.

Transition fairs are opportunities for high school special education students and their families to learn about the available resources as they transition from high school to adulthood. 

This also allows the fair to take place on a day when all students are looking at potential plans for their futures and helps keep everyone together in a positive and encouraging environment. 

Along with info on potential careers, Karst plans to have representatives from area colleges and all branches of the United States military on hand for the annual High Ed. Day – which all junior High School students will participate in. 

“We are hoping to do this all in one day, where the focus is on these kids’ futures,” Karst said. “It’s a business conference for kids.”  

At this time, some of the breakout sessions include fentanyl awareness, resume writing, physical therapy, nursing, floral design, and real estate – each presenter will host their breakout session three times (20-30 minutes each). 

Registrations are due February 23, follow this link to register, or call Tina Karst at (208) 277-7216.

The Silver Valley Career/Transitions Fair will be March 8, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Kellogg High School.

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