TFIM sponsors Southmoreland career fair; number of displays doubles from last year

The second annual Southmoreland Career Fair was held April 6 at Southmoreland High School, again sponsored by the Southmoreland The Future is Mine (TFIM) club.

“Other local TFIM chapters have been doing it for years,” said TFIM leader and teacher Mr. Larry Ansell. “It’s a group effort on the part of all my TFIM students. All I do is facilitate in getting contact information. They organize it all.”

The first TFIM hosted career fair took place last spring and about 15 representatives from different colleges, trade schools, and military branches were in attendance. This year, 28 representatives, with the addition of local business, were registered to attend.

“Everyone helps with the preparation and organizing the tables” said senior TFIM member Jake Stoner. “We contact as many colleges, local businesses, and trade schools as we can. We want to provide information to students who don’t have a plan.”

Cal U admissions counselor of 33 years Paul Burns hosted a table at the event both this year and last year.

“This is extremely beneficial to the students of Southmoreland High School,” said Mr. Burns. “Hats off to the organizers of the fair, because it has at least doubled in size since last year. It’s nice to have local businesses and the military representatives in attendance as well.”

Victor Hudson, an Edinboro Admissions Recruiter, also held a table at the fair.

“I’m only three weeks into the job so this is all new to me,” said Mr. Hudson. “But I wish we would have had this when I was in high school. It’s a great way for students of all ages to engage and see what their options are.”

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