Scranton High School Counseling Department will be hosting a Trade and Industry Fair on January 23, 2020 from 10:30am until 2:30pm in our Auxiliary Gymnasium, highlighting local training and career options for our students. The purpose of this event is to connect resources which will meet the educational and career needs of our students with those of our community. In conjunction with our Comprehensive K-12 Career Education Plan, we are focused and committed to providing all students with resources to establish and foster a career goal and plan prior to graduation.
This year’s fair will include representatives from Johnson College, Empire Beauty School, Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, Universal Technical Institute, Geisinger, Wilkes-Barre Practical Nursing, Sheet Metal Workers Local 44, Plasterers & Cement Masons Union Local 592, Iron Workers Local 489-420-404, PA Army National Guard, McLane, Luzerne County Community College, Penn State Worthington, Air Force, Allied Services, Fastenal, OVR, CareerLink, Job Corps, and EOC.
“We started this event 4 years ago to connect undecided seniors with non-traditional careers that are in demand in our community. It has since developed into an event for 9-12 graders with the hopes to provide early exposure and allow for them to plan their courses throughout high school appropriately. We believe strongly that every student should graduate with a post-high school plan. While it is not necessary for every student to attend college and earn a bachelors degree, it is important for every student to understand the connection between learning a skill and earning a family sustainable wage. We are aware of the skills gap and feel strongly about giving our students the opportunity to learn more about non-traditional careers and encouraging them to pursue a field which connects their interests and their skills.” –Karen Battaglia, Ashley Bevilaqua, Christine Diaz, Stacey Moore, Christina Nasser, Anna Tighe