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JumpStart Job Fair

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April 7, 2020
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
TCAT Smyrna Campus

 

The fourth annual high school hiring event has undergone a transformation!

We've changed the name, moved the event to TCAT Smyrna, expanded to include qualified juniors and graduating seniors from all Rutherford County High Schools and added the Career Fair + app to help keep students updated. 

Employers hiring for full-time, part-time, summer internships and work-based learning opportunities are invited to recruit juniors and graduating high school seniors for open positions.

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FOR EMPLOYERS

Expand your talent pool at the 2020 Jumpstart Job Fair.

High School juniors and seniors from around Rutherford County are gearing up to attend the JumpStart Job Fair on April 7. To prepare for the event, students attend three educational sessions centered around resume building, interview skills, and business dress. Employers are invited to recruit these students for open positions, including full-time, internships, part-time and work-based learning.

What's New in 2020?

We've invited high school juniors interested in earning work-based learning credits to connect with companies offering employment and added the Career Fair + app to help students stay updated and connected with employers.

What is work-based learning? Work-based learning occurs as part of the standard school day and consists of approved work opportunities for classroom credit. It provides students with a hands-on work opportunity aimed at easing the transition into work life after graduation, while developing hard and soft skills.

Who qualifies for work-based learning? Only qualified high school juniors will have the opportunity to participate in and be recruited for work-based learning positions.Work-based learning programs require students to be at least 16 years old. Minors may work in Tennessee at the age of 15, see Tennessee Child Labor Laws {T.C.A. 50-5-105}. For more information on Work-based learning in Tennessee, visit TN.gov Work-based Learning website.

What is the Career Fair + app? The Career Fair + app will help candidates discover why you are the right employer for them by providing open position descriptions and direct links to your website. It also offers up-to-date career fair information, including a complete employer listing, interactive maps, day of event details and push notifications.

Space for this FREE event is limited. Registration includes one six-foot table and two chairs.

FOR STUDENTS

Get hired at the 2020 Jumpstart Job Fair.

High school juniors interested in gaining work-based learning experience and seniors interested in securing employment before they graduate are invited to attend the JumpStart Job Fair!

Whether attending college in the fall or looking to start a career right after high school, this student job fair offers opportunities for seniors, including paid internships, full-time, and part-time positions. Qualifying juniors will be offered work-based learning opportunities.

Students can reach out to the following school contacts with questions about the JumpStart Job Fair including information about workshop schedules and work-based learning.

School Contacts

School Contact Email
Blackman High School Jeanette Noffsinger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Central Magnet School Jackie Crawley Harrison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Daniel-McKee School Elizabeth Abed This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eagleville School Libby Sledge This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Holloway High School Jessica Supakhan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LaVergne High School Dale Hudson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Oakland High School Sherri Rogers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Riverdale High School Emily Colbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rockvale High School Jennifer Vining This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Siegel High School Stacie Andersen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Smyrna High School Carrie Ott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Smyrna West School Ronald Whitmore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stewarts Creek High School Ann Stewart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

Check Back Soon for the list of 2020 employers

THE WINS

Rutherford County High School Seniors Excited to Attend Hiring Fair

Over 300 students from all 12 Rutherford County high schools gathered at Blackman High School on April 2 for the 2019 Rutherford Works Senior Hiring Event. 55 employers met with aspiring candidates to discuss opportunities, engage in interviews, and provide insights into their industry job market. "I gave away 24 resumes and talked to about 26 employers," beamed Oakland High School senior Jordan Simpson. "They asked me about my past experiences and to give responses to potential things that could happen at work. I have 7 follow-ups," he continued.

Students who participated in the event worked with school leads to prepare for meeting employers by attending workshops focusing on interviewing skills, resume building, and dressing for success. "There are so many different jobs and everyone explained what those jobs do," stated Javias Dye of Smyrna West. "There are opportunities available. I felt like I was seen as a person and could do something with my life," added Jesus Valenzuela.

"Our 2019 event has yielded the best attendance to date," noted Regina Ward, Rutherford Works Director of Education and Workforce Development. "This event is meant for all seniors in Rutherford County so they can secure employment that sets them up on a path for future success no matter if they are attending a four-year institution or entering the workforce immediately after high school graduation," she affirmed. Full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions from five key workforce industries including manufacturing, health care, construction, information technology, and supply chain management were advertised. Additional industries present included child care, hospitality and retail, and military.

100% of students surveyed responded that the event should continue.

2019 Senior Hiring Event Recap

2018 Senior Hiring Event Recap