Reverse job fair helps students find careers post-graduation


Students at West Virginia’s career and technical education schools preparing for graduation are career ready.

The West Virginia Department of Education is now offering its first ever reverse job fair to connect CTE students with employers. The first of eight fairs will be held at the Fayette Institute of Technology in Oak Hill.

FIT student, Garrick Dickinson, said he is glad he went to trade school because there a lot of options for him after he graduates. 

“It is a really good job opportunity for all of us. We get to have somebody that is from the industry come in and see what we do here. Giving us all opportunities for jobs, the availability to learn from them too. What they think we can do better here and what they can learn from us also,” Dickinson said.

West Virginia has a growing need for skilled workers, that is why the WVDE is addressing the need by helping students enter the workforce upon graduation. 

The job fair at FIT will be held on Tuesday, April 23.

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