LEWISBURG — A job fair held in the Village of Lewisburg on Thursday, May 6, gave Tri-County North High School juniors and seniors the opportunity to meet with representatives from several Lewisburg businesses and organizations in hopes of leading them into a local career.
A group of approximately 10 different Lewisburg-area businesses, ranging from Cargill to Gardens Alive, and others, as well as representatives from Edison State Community College and Miami Valley Career Technology Center were on hand for the event held in the Lewisburg Community Center.
During the first half of the afternoon, the Tri-County North students attended. The last portion of the fair was open to the public for any jobseekers who wished to attend, “to learn a little bit more about the businesses in Lewisburg,” Preble County Educational Service Center’s Career Connections Director Harold Niehaus said. He noted, it also gave the students the opportunity to know what types of career opportunities are available in Lewisburg.
“This is kind of a pilot this year to focus on those companies in Lewisburg,” Niehaus said. “Eventually we want to do this countywide and make it so that all kids in the county can have the same opportunity to learn what types of businesses and jobs are around them.”
“And also, we have seniors that are getting ready to graduate so there’s that potential,” he said. “We actually had some students who made applications today. And I know one student in particular, his parent works at one of the businesses and he wanted to work at that business as well, so he met with the HR director, and they had kind of a pre-interview. And so, they will be bringing that young man on for part-time work, pretty soon this summer.”
Several area manufacturers, including Cargill and Pratt Industries’ Lewisburg Container and Lewisburg Corrugator and D&M Tool and Plastics were in attendance, as well as Parker Hannifin.
“We also had Preble County Careers.com here so that people could sign up for jobs and job opportunities there online,” Niehaus added, noting Ohio Means Jobs representatives were on hand to share the job and work services they offer.
“COVID did not allow for the other schools to participate this year but as those guidelines ease up then we’ll be able to do this in the fall, or next spring, and get other juniors and seniors the same opportunity countywide,” Niehaus said.
The Lewisburg Job Fair was hosted by the Village of Lewisburg, Miami Valley CTC and Edison State Community College.
Anyone seeking employment in Preble County is encouraged to visit the Preble County Development Partnership’s job portal, www.preblecountycareers.com.
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