Jobs For Everyone

Story & Photo by Kay Haas – Staff Reporter

  The Lee’s Summit School District hosted a job fair at the Missouri Innovation building to help high school students find jobs. 

   Sara Sinks, a member of the PTSA, helped to set up the fair. Sinks believes that the fair will help high schoolers gain important real-life experience.

  “The goal of the job fair was to connect local students with businesses that hire high school students,” Sinks said. 

   At the fair, there were more than 25 different companies offering jobs to high schoolers. 

   “We had businesses that start hiring at 15. For many students, this would be their first job experience. We also had companies looking to hire full-time after graduation,” Sinks said.

   At the job fair, volunteers were also offering help with interviews.

   “We also had an area staffed with PTSA volunteers where students could ask questions about interviews, get tips & practice,” Sinks said.

   The PTSA goal was to prepare students for the real world by exposing them to a variety of jobs.

   “This event gave students exposure to many options and the ability to talk to many employers,” Sinks said. 

   Overall, the fair was a huge success with students from all over the district showing up.