MassEdCO’s GEAR UP recently hosted a Career Fair for Worcester's North High School (NHS) seniors.
Twenty-three local businesses, trades, colleges, nonprofits, city departments and military branches participated in the event and spoke with over 225 students.
Speakers included the Worcester Police and Fire departments, Polar Beverages, Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) admissions, U.S Army, Navy and Marines, MA Army National Guard, YouthBuild, Worcester Emergency Communications (911,) Peterson School, and the City of Worcester Division of Youth Services.
The Career Fair had 3 main objectives; 1) summer employment opportunities for students; 2) introduce students to a wide variety of jobs that could offer on-the-job training and provide benefits with a healthy living wage; and 3) introduce students to jobs for which they could begin working and earning money immediately but would also help them pay for their college education.
When asked about his opinion of the NHS GEAR UP Career Fair, Phuc Vuong replied, “I think this Career Fair is a really good opportunity for students to see what they want to do after high school and to find their true passion to have a successful life.”
The GEAR UP staff expressed their gratitude to all of the organizations and NHS staff who gave their time to collaborate for a very successful event.