Students Step Closer to Real World

by Audry Kensicki on April 29, 2010 at 6:29 am

As graduation grows near, another group of hopeful students will venture into the real world.

To help with that journey, the Zanesville campus of the Mid-east Career and Technology Center held it’s Second Annual Employability Expo to prepare it’s students.

"When you’re 17 and 18 years old, you feel kind of inferior with your first job interview," said Mid-East Student Placement Coordinator Shannon Kenily. "It’s a really nice way for the employers to let students know what they’re looking for when they come in for a job interview. It’s nice for them to put a face to a name together so that if they do interview in the future, that they will recognize them."

The expo also acts as a self-confidence booster, allowing students to interact with local people in the student’s desired field.

"A lot of our students need additional training in their career field areas, so employers can let them know what they need to be thinking about for the future and what programs as far as post secondary education they should be taking," said Kenily.

About 100 employers throughout the area participated in the event by being a part of a panel and answering questions from the students.