NILES, Ohio (WKBN) — Local students are getting a sneak peek at jobs available across the area. It was all part of an Ohio to Work hiring event.
A few local schools sent their junior and senior classes to Eastwood Mall for a job fair Thursday to network with possible future employers.
“I’m completely lost in what I want to do, but being here makes me feel more comfortable about my future,” said Chalker student James Stull.
Job openings and resources were available for manufacturing, technology and health care industries.
Chase Harris is a student and plans to go into trade school to work on airplanes.
“It helps jobs find people who want to work and are actually interested in working,” said Harris.
Many students said this event exposed them to a lot of opportunities that they wouldn’t find elsewhere.
“It’s showing me stuff that I’ve never seen before like companies in my area and like jobs that I never knew existed,” said Stull.
One local teacher said you don’t even need prior experience to find an opportunity.
“A lot of these businesses and industries will train them. They can come in with no experience. They get on-the-job training and can move up the latter,” said Southington business and technology teacher Renee Karr.
Stull said he is grateful that he decided to come to the job fair.
“I didn’t think that I would enjoy it and actually go around and talk to people, but being here, I’m actually talking to people and I’m actually figuring stuff out,” said Stull.