Connect with local employers at the Feb. 22 Industry Fair

Students, families and community members are invited to learn about careers in Southwest Washington at Battle Ground Public Schools’ Industry Fair on Thursday, Feb. 22, at Battle Ground High School.

Students and community members who attend the fair will be able to learn about career paths by talking with local employers about available job opportunities.

Those interested are encouraged to come to the industry fair with their current resume or arrive early to participate in a resume writing workshop. The event, sponsored by BGPS, Goodwill Job Connection, WorkSource and Partners in Careers, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., in Battle Ground. The resume writing workshop will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the school’s College and Career Center.

More than 50 employers will be in attendance to discuss employment opportunities along with working conditions and special requirements. Employers from the health science, manufacturing, technology, construction, finance, hospitality, retail, human services and transportation industries will be in attendance.

Contact career guidance specialist Kevin Doyle at (360) 885-6598 or doyle.kevin@battlegroundps.org with questions.

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.