Area high school students converge at BSCC career fair
by W. Brian Hale
Oct 14, 2011 | 1537 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Area high school students tour emergency response vehicles at the Bevill State Career Fair on Thursday. Photo by: W. Brian Hale
Area high school students tour emergency response vehicles at the Bevill State Career Fair on Thursday. Photo by: W. Brian Hale
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SUMITON — Thousands of Walker County high school students attended the 2011 Bevill State Career Fair on Thursday to obtain information on job fields of interest to them, as well as to view demonstrations of the job duties performed by professionals everyday.

Representatives from Alabama Power, Charter Communications, David’s Pharmacy in Sumiton, WJBE in Jasper and other professionals joined Bevill State instructors and students to answer questions about what each career entailed, the skills required to perform their duties and the benefits that individuals in their line of work enjoy.

Emergency response crews from the Sumiton Police Department and Fire Department, Regional Paramedical Services and the Air Evac Lifeteam were also on hand to inform the students of their job duties and to demonstrate the function of their equipment.

“The career fair was really informative for me, as I — like a lot of fellow students that were with me today — don’t have an idea yet of what we want to do when we graduate,” Jana Pierce, a senior at Curry High School said. “There are many career opportunities for us out there, many of which are related to each other and today I was able to see how wonderful some of these jobs could be.”