Saturday, April 28, 2018

13th Annual High School Career Fair Expo to be held at Wesleyan University on May 1

(Middletown, CT) The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Education Partnership Advisory Council, the Middlesex Consortium of Schools, and Wesleyan University’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships announced that the 13th Annual Career Expo, an exploration event for high school students in Middlesex County and beyond will take place on Tuesday, May 1.

Sponsors of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Education Partnership, which plans the Expo with the Middlesex Consortium of Schools include Eversource Energy, Pratt & Whitney, and Wesleyan University’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships.

The 2018 High School Career Fair Expo will be held on Tuesday, May 1, at the Spurrier-Snyder Ice Rink, Freeman Athletic Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Last year, the fair hosted students from Cromwell, Middletown, Durham, Middlefield, Portland, and East Hampton. This year, close to 1,400 students are expected to attend, including those from the communities of Haddam, Killingworth, Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Vinal Technical High School, East Hartford, Meriden and Middletown.


Over 280 career professionals will be on hand to share career experiences with the students. This event provides our high school students with an invaluable opportunity to explore potential careers so that they may better plan their educational goals. The expertise of business and community leaders is invaluable in connecting academics with the skills required in the workplace.

Students are assigned to visit with at least 3 separate presenters/exhibitors and document the information that they were able to gather from their conversations with the presenters/exhibitors they chose to visit. This is an opportunity for the students to talk with various business people regarding professions, descriptions of responsibilities, training, and education required, average salaries, and advancement opportunities.


For more information on 2018 High School Career Fair Expo, and how to participate in future events, please email jennifer@middlesexchamber.com.

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