On Wednesday, March 28, the Kent Chamber of Commerce will hold its spring 2018 Career Fair at Meeker Middle School, and they’re seeking Volunteers to present to local youth.

“This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and invest in future generations,” the Chamber said. “You will impact over 650 seventh and eighth graders during this half day event!”

The event will take place at Meeker Middle School (12600 SE 192nd Street in Renton – Yes, the Kent School District expands into a Renton address) on March 28 from 8:15 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

  • Your participation will involve (3) thirty minute presentations to 15-30 students on the general information of your work field, as well as the education requirements necessary to pursue that career path. We require that you commit to all 3 rotations.
  • Your presentation should be informative, interactive and fun. Think back to when you were 13 years old, what captivated you? We want this to be an inspiring and engaging morning for the youth. The more interactive you are with the students the better engagement you will have during your presentation.
  • Also, you should be prepared to answer questions on your salary range and history. The kids do not have a filter with regards to asking these sorts of questions and they are very interested in money.
  • Once you sign up, we will be happy to provide some tips for your presentation to make it more engaging for the students. Also, please let us know beforehand about your A/V requirements for the presentations.

“Our goal is to expose them to a variety of future career paths. We believe that the earlier students start to prepare for their future the more successful they will be. This career fair will provide the opportunity for the students to start thinking about their long term goals before they begin high school. Please join us, as a presenter, for the Meeker Middle School Career Fair – your half day commitment could influence the entire life of a middle school student.”

To help out, please contact the Chamber:

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