Area students learn job skills in “Reverse Job Fair” in Monongalia County

Monongalia and Preston

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Career technical education students had the opportunity to network with industry leaders and showcase their skills through a “Reverse Job Fair” at the Monongalia County Technical Center in Morgantown Friday.

The fair helped students get ready for the workforce by showcasing different booths in construction, IT, manufacturing, and stem.

Around 40 businesses and roughly 220 students from Monongalia, Marion and Preston counties participated in Friday’s event.

“It gives the business leaders and industry folks a chance to explain what they need, what they can provide and the type of employment opportunities they can provide for these students; as opposed to the students being on the front line and saying here I am, here’s what I can do,” said principal of MTech John Pollock. “It’s just a…maybe it’s a better way to match up some of these skills with some of the jobs available out there.”

Reverse Job Fairs have been happening all arounf the state and will wrap up next Wednesday in Martinsburg.

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