Job Fair Brings New Opportunities to Students


Jackson Silva

Kai Mays shares his experience about the Career Fair.

Jackson Silva and Kayson Welch

      This year’s job fair was successful with over 50 presenters from different industry sectors and hands-on activities for students.  Students had the opportunity of attending and gathering information available to them for future careers.

Booths offered information on apprenticeship programs, colleges such as Merced College, Fresno State, and Southeastern University, PG & E, and law enforcement agencies such as the Merced County Sherriff’s, Los Banos Fire Department, Los Banos Police Department, CHP and many more.  Several booths had activities students could participate in such as mixing cement and painting walls.

Students had time to walk around to ask questions and pick up brochures from various places of interest.  Kai Mays, a senior, said he had a great time at the job fair. He said his main focus was the nursing booths and the colleges because these are areas he could see himself focusing on in the future.

Caleb Robertson (11) was invested in the agriculture part of this fair. “As soon as I walked in, I wanted to go to the Hilmar cheese booth,” Robertson said.  He loved all the cool gifts the booths were giving out.  

The Career Center with Ms. Debbie Arrieta and Ms. Ybarra felt that the event was a great success.  They were dedicated to bringing in companies that they felt would interest the students.  They enjoyed seeing the students go out and ask questions, seeing what most students were interested in, and seeing what the popular booths were.