Dozens of local companies attend job fair at Ed-Tech

Imlay City High School senior Gerardo Torres learned of opportunities available at Dean Transportation through fleet supervisor Jim Prang.

ATTICA TWP. – It was a full house at the Lapeer County Education and Technology Center (Ed-Tech) on Thursday.

Job seekers throughout the county had the opportunity to connect with area employers thanks to the Ed-Tech Job Fair, and both groups were out in force on Thursday afternoon.

The event began at noon with two hours set aside for job-seeking high school seniors looking to pick up summer jobs, or get a head start on their careers, before they head to their post-secondary option of choice. The later afternoon was devoted to members of the public, who had the chance to bring their resumes and be seen by area employers.

Job seekers were able to mingle with representatives from 58 employers covering the gamut of industries, from manufacturing, education and retail to healthcare and finance.

– Nicholas Pugliese

ChoiceOne Bank was well represented by HR rep Danielle Hall and AVP branch manager Diana Weingartz.

ChoiceOne Bank was well represented by HR rep Danielle Hall and AVP branch manager Diana Weingartz.

Representing ZF Chassis Group was Gary Phillips, who explained the company's mission to county high school seniors.

Representing ZF Chassis Group was Gary Phillips, who explained the company’s mission to county high school seniors.

The Lapeer County Community Foundation, who helped sponsor the event, was also on-hand with representatives Nancy Smith and executive director Nancy Boxey to share the nonprofit's mission with students like Lapeer High School's Gabby Keahl.

The Lapeer County Community Foundation, who helped sponsor the event, was also on-hand with representatives Nancy Smith and executive director Nancy Boxey to share the nonprofit’s mission with students like Lapeer High School’s Gabby Keahl.

(Left) Haliegh King, a senior at Imlay City High School, hears from McLaren Lapeer Region HR recruiter Nicole Howe of the employment opportunities at the healthcare provider.

(Above) Haliegh King, a senior at Imlay City High School, hears from McLaren Lapeer Region HR recruiter Nicole Howe of the employment opportunities at the healthcare provider.

Michelle Hill, HR manager at Gestamp, discussed careers at the automotive component manufacturer with Lapeer High School senior Justin DeWitt.  (Right) Sharing details on the Lapeer County Health Dept.  was Nancy Gallant, seen here chatting with seniors from North Branch High School and Lapeer High School, Miyah Matice and Kaylee Martin.

Michelle Hill, HR manager at Gestamp, discussed careers at the automotive component manufacturer with Lapeer High School senior Justin DeWitt. (Right) Sharing details on the Lapeer County Health Dept. was Nancy Gallant, seen here chatting with seniors from North Branch High School and Lapeer High School, Miyah Matice and Kaylee Martin.

Imlay City High School senior Newt Shaw has a chat about employment opportunities with Mark Bourassa of Helping Hands Nursing Service.

Imlay City High School senior Newt Shaw has a chat about employment opportunities with Mark Bourassa of Helping Hands Nursing Service.

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