Tomball EDC Connects Students with Jobs at High School Job Fair
Tomball Economic Development Corporation job fair organizers declare recent job fair a success with more than 20 local businesses and government agencies attracting some 300 Tomball High School students to look for jobs.
By: Tomball Economic Developmen Corporation
More than 20 local businesses and government agencies, spanning various industries, came looking for employees at the job fair which attracted an estimated 300 Tomball High School students. Students visited interested companies to view current job opportunities and discover long-term career prospects. Job seekers discussed openings with entities such as Houston Poly Bag, VCA Pet Healthcare, Renewal by Anderson, Harris County, the City of Tomball, and others.
The job fair was born out of the 2019-2020 TEDC strategic work plan as an initiative to address the workforce needs of local businesses.
"The TEDC is committed to connecting local business with the ready, capable workforce that exists in Tomball," said Executive Director, Kelly Violette. "By partnering with Tomball ISD (http://www.tomballisd.net/
The job fair targeted 10-12th graders eligible to be hired for full and part-time opportunities. Students voluntarily visited job booths during their lunch break to explore employment opportunities.
"The feedback from the students was great," offered Tomball High School's college and career counselor, Emily Nichols. "Students were visiting me the next day to follow up, including those who missed it and wanted to know more about the job and career opportunities."
The following companies and agencies attended the job fair: Harris County Precinct 4; Group1 Automotive; Fastenal; 2020 Census; Whataburger;
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