Overview of the Career Fair at MHS. Photo by Ana Pirosca
The Career Fair was hosted at Cafe A in the Malden High School. The event was during periods 4,5,and 6 and featured many different businesses and organizations.
Faculty and students came together to explore the different careers that local organizations offer students. At the career fair, they gave out applications to internships, pamphlets, and brochures to their businesses. The organizations that assisted in organizing and running the Career Fair were the Metro North Regional Employment Board and The Career Place.
One of the businesses promoted at the Career Fair was Wegmans Food Markets, a business where employees work in a grocery store and get offered many benefits. Wegmans Food Market has flexible hours for their workers. Many different positions are open to cater to different interests. There are store leadership opportunities like a service team leader, or a department manager. Culinary opportunities like a line cook, and a sous chef. Hospitality Opportunities like a restaurant team leader, or a manager. All these positions offer a “work life balance and family atmosphere.” Wegmans also offers other opportunities to grow. They have different programs like a Management Trainee program, a Culinary Management Trainee Program, and a Culinary extern and Intern programs. Wegmans offers many benefits to their employees like dental coverage, affordable health care, a retirement plan, and other benefits.
To apply to Wegmans Food Markets click here https://jobs.wegmans.com/.
Another featured business was New England Carpenters Training Fund, an organization that provides apprentices a 48 month scholarship to learn about the trade. Apprentices earn a prorated salary, that increases through their progress in the program. NECTF focuses on skill enhancement for journeymen carpenters, pile drivers, shop and millworkers, and floor coverers. NECTF believes that “well-trained carpenters are the most productive and provide the safest construction workforce.” The program offers more than 150 different aspects about carpentry trade, safety training, and more. NECTF provides equal opportunities for all applicants. To apply for the program you must be 18 years or older and physically capable to perform work. Submission of a drug testing prior to the program. And you must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
New England Hair Academy, a third business represented at the Career Fair, offers a variety of career opportunities that focus on cosmetology skills. The instructors are experienced and focused on helping you prepare for the future cosmetology career if that's what you want to pursue. Their programs include cosmetology, which consists of different types of hair treatments, skin care treatments hair removal, makeup and nail technology, and business management. Barber styling which consists of cutting and styling techniques, shaving and beard design, hair coloring, and retail training. Manicuring which consists of spa manicures, pedicures, nail art, and artificial nail techniques.
For more information visit the website www.newenglandhairacademy.com
A government organization that was apart of the event allowed teenagers at 16 register to vote instead of waiting until they turn 18. This will allow more people to vote and participate in politics. The registration includes questions like your address, citizenship, party enrollment, I.D. number, and other questions. To be apart of this program you must be a U.S citizen, a resident of massachusetts, and at least.
Overall, the Career Fair had another successful year of informing MHS students and piquing their interest of potential careers they may look into in the future.