The first in the series of career fairs was held on Tuesday at Chicopee Comprehensive High School. The event was focused on showing students career opportunities in the fields of manufacturing and construction.
It was aimed at teaching students the educational and employment requirements needed to succeed in the manufacturing job market. Students also got a chance to meet local employers.
“I’m really hoping the kids are gathering networking experience,” metal fabrication teacher Amanda Mucha told 22News. “Being able to really talk to other people, talk to industry reps, handle themselves well, learn about the industries, learn about what they could do with those companies, how they can see themselves doing the careers in those companies.”
There are two other career fairs to be held at Chicopee Comp. next month: the one on December 13, will be focused on the health and human services field and the other on December 20, will focus on careers in the technology field.