LHS Career Fair on March 15

Posted on February 19, 2019 By

Share your passion! Promote your business, find future employees, and help students prepare for employment by participating in the Lakewood High School (LHS) Career Fair, Friday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the John Potts Richardson Gymnasium, Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue. The LHS Career Fair, sponsored by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, is designed to make students aware of the opportunities, careers, and jobs that available to graduates.

Menashe Miller, executive director of the Lakewood Chamber, said, “A Career Fair is extremely beneficial for students as they think about the educational and skill requirements of possible career paths. Nothing could be more helpful than to speak to a person face-to-face.”

Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, and chairwoman of the Lakewood Chamber Educational Committee, said, “This is a great opportunity for the business community to make high school students aware of available career choices. The Lakewood Chamber is very proud to have this collaborative effort between LHS and the business community.”

Gay Huggins-Dickey, the PALS (Pupil Assisted Learning Services) coordinator, at Lakewood High School, who is coordinating the Career Fair with the Chamber and the business community, said, “Hosting a career or job fair gives students access to local company representatives. We need to give students the insight to consider achievable, rewarding, ‘right now’ careers, such as police officers, state troopers, administrative assistants, shipping and receiving clerks, any branch of the U.S. military, electricians and plumbers, or customer service representatives.

“These students are our future and we must do all we can to invest in them now so they may become the productive citizens we will need tomorrow.”

Free tables are available for the first 35 employers to respond. For more information call Menashe Miller, Lakewood Chamber, at 732-363-0012 or Gay Huggins-Dickey, LHS, at 732-905-3500 Ext. 7402.

About P.A.L.S. (Pupil Assisted Learning Services): P.A.L.S. is an elective class that includes four major components – civic participation, character development, career exploration, and service-learning. Students participate in projects and activities that make a difference by helping others, thus forming a link between school and community. Volunteering with community organizations enables students to use their free time productively. Learning experiences, such as job shadowing, mentoring, senior citizen outreach, computer tutoring, supervised childcare, and partnerships with local businesses and organizations, enriches everyone’s lives. P.A.L.S includes occasional after school, evening, or weekend events for which attendance may be required.

About SLE (Structured Leaning Experience): SLE, an internship program, is a learning experience for eligible high school seniors who have meet all graduation requirements and are seeking a limited hands-on experience for 25 hours or more. Students fulfilling SLE requirements can be considered for academic internships that allow interns to gain exposure to the duties required for entry-level in a particular career. This pre-professional opportunity is specific and project-based, with supervision by an experienced professional who provides guidance.

Photo #1: Tracey Haynes, Dir. Career Services, Branford Hall Career Institute, Jersey City, N.J.; Gay Huggins-Dickey, SLE Coordinator/PAL teacher at Lakewood; Josette Lewis-Barnett, Dir. Financial Aid Branford Hall Career Inst., Jersey City