Ball Event Center recently hosted Olathe Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 High School Career Expo! High School juniors and seniors had the chance to come out to Ball to explore employment opportunities after graduation. Students were able to check out a variety of vocational opportunities, including excellent face time networking with various companies such as Top Golf, Johnson County Community College, the Olathe Fire Department, Garmin, Kansas State University, and McCown Gordon Construction – just to name a few!
“I’m looking for some insight into what type of jobs are available right now,” Noah Filbert, a Junior from Olathe West High School, exclaimed. “I’m currently looking for law enforcement and firefighting – anything that can help people.” Noah went on to say, “I really enjoyed the firefighter booth and police officer booth; all of the nursing booths are really cool where you can try out different stuff – it’s really awesome!”
Maddie Wagner, a Junior from Olathe West High School, aspires to be a dental hygienist. “I want to go to K State or Johnson County and do a dental hygienist program there!” With booths from both schools represented at the Career Expo, it was the perfect opportunity for Maddie to explore the possibilities of her future career in dental hygiene!
Whether students were looking for internships, full-time jobs, or just an opportunity to work on their networking skills, the event had something for everyone. Through the Expo, students experienced the chance to chat with recruiters from each organization and learn more about opportunities after graduation – including secondary education, technology opportunities, government vocations and more!
Take a look at Olathe Chamber of Commerce Job Expo of 2017 photo gallery below!