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VWHS Juniors and Seniors Visit Career Fair

VWHS Juniors and Seniors Visit Career Fair

Current VWHS Senior and CEO Student, Reese Krugh, ran the booth for Truland Equipment.


VAN WERT—Ohio Means Jobs sponsored the JobQuest Expo at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds on Thursday, along with Van Wert Area Economic Development - Van Wert Work, Van Wert County Business Advisory Council, and The Business Development Corporation of Van Wert County.

It was two-events-in-one according to Workforce Supervisor for OMJ, Mindy Eales.

“The morning is about getting the kids exposure to the businesses and opportunities we have here in Van Wert County, and the afternoon is for the public to come in and kind of see the same thing and hopefully find employment and help these employers fill their empty spots,” Eales said.

Van Wert High School juniors and seniors were bused into the fairgrounds to check out the 44 businesses and organizations that set up booths inside the Jr. Fairgrounds.

“We have churches. We have manufacturing. We have healthcare. We have our fire department. There’s a variety here,” Eales said.

County employers seem to have a tough time finding employees now.

“Everybody’s in a tough spot right now. We’re in a different world so we kind of have to rethink, pull back, and come up with a different plan,” Eales said.

VWHS seniors Riley Friemoth and Kennadie Vicuete found there are more opportunities here than they thought.

“I feel like Van Wert is so enclosed that we don’t really ever realize how many businesses out there that need help, and it gives a really good example of what I could think about in my future,” Friemoth said.

“There’s a lot of opportunities that we didn’t even know about, so it’s nice to have a career fair here in our town, especially since our town is kind of close-knit. It doesn’t seem like a big community but it is a very big community behind us,” Vicuete said.

Article courtesy of the Times Bulletin.