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Woodland High School’s Job Ready Career Fair connects local businesses with students

The Columbian

WOODLAND – Woodland High School and the Port of Woodland’s first Job Ready Career Fair since the pandemic gave more than 750 students the opportunity on March 30 to meet with dozens of employers, business owners and post-secondary educational programs.

Employers who attended included representatives from law enforcement, Cowlitz County, ilani, the U.S. Navy, Red Canoe Credit Union, as well as career training post-secondary education like the NECA-IBEW electrical training center, the ironworkers, and many others. Students visited with employers, learned about different career industries, and asked questions about how to pursue potential career paths.

Before each class met with employers, Asha Riley and Vicky Barnes, Woodland’s human resources director, spoke with students about how to approach potential employers, how to keep an open mind when considering career paths, and how to present themselves as an applicant to a potential employer.