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Got skills? High school career fair is today

Participants will be on the air as well as learning about job skills Thursday, April 2, when the high school hosts the first Got Skills? career fair with the chamber of commerce. ’We’re so excited to host the event.’ said Holly Cantrell, the junior and senior counselor. ‘We’re promoting the fair here at school so students are exited about attending. Before the fair, all students will complete a career survey to determine which businesses they should arrange to meet while attending the fair. I think this is a great opportunity for students to see what career opportunities are available right here in our community.’ The excitement was elevated due to the addition of FUN 101.1 FM providing a live remote cut-in during the event to interview students and business representatives. ‘We think students will enjoy seeing a real live broadcast from their gym and hearing themselves on the radio.’ said sales manager Carl Pruett.  ’We’ll highlight different job types at the fair and explain training needed to land a career in radio. A lot can be learned in speech and drama classes, in high school and college, that can transfer over to needed radio skills. The more of these skills one possesses, the better the chance of getting a good paying job in the broadcast industry. It’s an exciting career, with many benefits and unusual opportunities. I’ve enjoyed it immensely over 20 years.” The radio station is among some 40 businesses that committed to take part, providing representatives, displays and interactive information in the gym. More representatives and displays will be in the student parking lot including the Barnesville fire truck and other larger trucks and equipment used in various industries. ’We’re excited about the level of participation from local businesses but we still have plenty of room for any businesses that haven’t yet made the commitment’, said Amanda Rose, chamber president and CEO. For information call the chamber at 770-358-5884.

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