The Evening Leader

Career compact hosts job fair

- By SKYLER MITCHELL Staff Writer

Tri Star does its best to make sure their students are ready for the future, especially in their chosen career field. This came in the form of its annual job fair, where students were allowed to put in applicatio­ns to many different local companies.

Around 60 or so businesses came together on Friday to meet the upcoming juniors and seniors that work within the programs Tri Star Career Compact houses in its building. The businesses had plenty of time to prepare and are glad to get these students so readily.

“Tri Star does such a great job of letting all of the businesses that they have the upcoming event,” said Ralph Wiley of the St. Marys Foundry. Wiley considers it a great opportunit­y for everyone involved to participat­e in. “I received this back in February, so they give us a lot of time to plan and get ready for this.”

Plenty of the businesses in the surroundin­g counties are happy to work with Tri Star, especially as it brings new talent into their industries. A lot of students in the area are looking for jobs and this gives them a chance to realize that they can look closer to home than they thought.

“We try to be actively involved with Tri Star because we love what they’re doing, empowering the students and

creating a foundation to build upon,” stated Nick Koesters of Bruns Constructi­on Enterprise­s. “We want students

to understand what type of opportu

nities are right here in their back yard.”

This also gives students a variety of options that they haven’t considered before in the field that they’ve chosen. The businesses that participat­e area always looking to give a wide array of opportunit­ies by showing them what they can do.

“We also noticed that, as kids, there’s so

much that they haven’t been exposed to about the community,” Bridget Garrity of Health Care Products, Inc. explained. Letting the kids know what they have to offer is important and Tri Star helps with that. “They don’t understand all the different companies that are out there and they think they want to do one thing, but when they have a chance to get in front of the company, we have a better chance to explain to them the different opportunit­ies

they have.”

Many of the businesses have been working with Tri Star for many years now and job fairs like this are a good way to pay off on that investment. Some consider it a rewarding experience for both sides and look forward to getting the students careers started.

“The job process so far has been going really well. The students are very open to opportunit­ies and willing to learn,” said Kristen Klosterman of Cooper

Farms. The business puts a lot of faith and support into Tri Star and it’s served them well so far.

“I love having exposure to the students, so even if you’re not going directly into the workforce, we can present them our opportunit­ies.”

Make sure to keep track of Tri Star and its future events by keeping track of their Facebook page or by going on their website at TriStarCar­eerCompact.com.

 ?? Staff photo/Skyler Mitchell ?? Tri Star Career Compact had their annual job fair on Friday, with businesses from many different places in Ohio coming over to offer their positions to students. Many of the businesses are from the local area and they’re always happy to work with Tri Star to get skilled workers in the future.
Staff photo/Skyler Mitchell Tri Star Career Compact had their annual job fair on Friday, with businesses from many different places in Ohio coming over to offer their positions to students. Many of the businesses are from the local area and they’re always happy to work with Tri Star to get skilled workers in the future.

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