Flagler Palm Coast High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students hosted their annual Career Fair on April 6th from 8:00am – 2:00pm in the 800 gym. Forty local businesses set up their own booths for this event. Mrs. Jodee Soltes, who led the students in organizing the event, stated, “The Career Fair was very well received by both the students and the business participants.”
The Career Fair gave students the opportunity to talk to business leaders about the workforce and make connections with businesses in the community. The workforce is a very prevalent topic for teens to learn about. Multiple businesses used different forms of media such as powerpoint, posters, flyers, etc. to explain their specific career and how their businesses run.
Mrs. Soltes explained, “The businesses enjoy sharing knowledge about their careers with students. Students were exposed to careers in the 16 National Career Clusters and given the opportunity to ask the business participants questions such as, ‘What is some advice you could give me to be successful in this career?’ There were over 1,300 students who visited the FBLA Career Fair.”
This was an easy way for students to connect with local businesses and receive the knowledge they need to successfully enter the workforce. Although this was a one day event, it is never too late to speak with adults close to you such as parents, teachers, or guidance counselors for advice.