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‘Job Fair In Reverse’ Showcases Area High School Students Ready for The Workforce

COLUMBIA, SC– High school students from across the Midlands had an opportunity to show their stuff at a “job fair in reverse” on Friday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dutch Square Center on Bush River Road in Columbia.

Employers were invited to meet with students from nine area school districts who used booths and displays to demonstrate their job readiness at the second annual Midlands Regional Career Fair sponsored by the Midlands Education & Business Alliance.

Students came from high school programs preparing them for careers in a wide range of endeavors, from advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive trades to healthcare, agriculture, information technology and office automation.

“The Midlands Regional Career Fair is an ideal setting to scout workforce talent and a great alternative to companies that traditionally hold their own job fairs or send recruiters to larger events. Attend this event and see what these promising young people have been learning and what they can bring to your enterprise,” said Lisa Call, Regional Career Specialist & Senior Director, Education & Business Engagement, at MEBA.

The following Swansea High School students participated in this event: (Agriculture) Noah Skinner and Abigail Krasselt (Auto Tech) Nathan Aultman, Austin Baker, and Johnathan Tidwell (Engineering) Benjamin Bryan, Juliana Arellano, Eva Driggers, and Caleb Brunson (Health Science) Enna Mujica, Taryn Shoemake, Kaley Shumpert, Sierra Thigpen, Morgan Martin, and ShaKayla McKnight (Networking) Najee Smith and Lane Martin (Welding) Sebastian Snyder, Jake McGuire, and Nathan Manuel.