Calling Job Seekers of All Ages: SCEDF to Host Career Fair Today & Manufacturers Day Tomorrow

The Starke County Economic Development Foundation wants to help community members of all ages find a job that’s right for them. That’s why they’re hosting a few different events this week that will highlight a variety of local career options.

Today, WorkOne is teaming up with the SCEDF to host a career fair from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Knox Middle School auxiliary gym. Job seekers are invited to attend this event to find out more about the kind of opportunities that are out there. Attendees are asked to enter through door number five.

A “Career Exploration” event is being held in conjunction with today’s career fair. This is an opportunity for senior students to meet one-on-one with local manufacturing employers who are hiring in order to learn about what they make and find out more about the education and training required for current open positions.

Coincidentally, this year’s senior students were the first 7th graders to attend the inaugural Manufacturers Day six years ago. More than 350 7th grade students are expected to be at this year’s Manufacturers Day event which will be held in the same place tomorrow, on Thursday, October 4th starting at 7:30 a.m.

Students from every school in the county, including Oregon-Davis, North Judson-San Pierre, Culver and Knox Community Schools will be in attendance.

Many area industries, including Callisons, Elkay Manufacturing, Knox Fertilizer, Kruz, Inc., MPI, Toll Integrated Systems, Traffic Control Specialists, White Flyer, and several others, as well as the Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning, a.k.a the SCILL Center, will be present to share information with these students.

Foundation representatives say this event is a wonderful way for local manufacturers to share their story with the community’s future workforce. They also report that it’s a way to help answer the industry’s cries for help in finding workers with proper job skills, while at the same time, connecting students to local employment opportunities as they starting to consider options for the future.