Update: Chamber partners with High School for ‘Just 1’ program
Update: Organizers changed the date of the event to May 27. Corrected information is below:
Job fair to be held at Paso Robles High School on May 27
The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, working closely with Paso Robles High School, has initiated the “Just 1” program to recruit local businesses to hire “just one” student for the summer. The program concludes with a summer-job fair to be held at the high school on Wednesday, May 27, at 2 p.m.
While some may assume that most students still in high school have yet to develop job skills beyond the most basic, Randall Nelson, Paso Robles High School Principal, indicates this is no longer true.
Among its many robust programs, Paso Robles High School offers a wide variety of courses relating to a number of key “career pathways,” Nelson says.
For example, after their first year, students following the Advanced Automotive Technology pathway possess a working knowledge of engine theory of operation and are able to use that knowledge to diagnose and repair common mechanical failures on numerous engine and drivetrain designs. These students also are able to use learned theories to troubleshoot and repair electrical systems.
Students following the Computer Assisted Accounting pathway know the basic accounting process, how to post to journals, how to build basic financial statements, and more. They also are proficient on Quickbooks, and understand business ethics and professional behavior.
Other “career pathways” where the students have learned skills that would be valuable to specific businesses include: Advanced building trades, advanced information technology trades, athletic trainer practicum, child development, education and family services, veterinary science, audio/video productions, or advanced welding technology.
Beginning immediately, the Paso Chamber of Commerce will be reaching out to all businesses in the area, encouraging them to participate in this community-wide program that reflects the benefits of a strong partnership between education and business.
Community-minded businesses interested in hiring “just 1” student will have the opportunity to interview prospective summer hires at the job fair to be held at Paso Robles High School on May 27. The job fair will also provide the students with practical resume writing and interviewing experience.
There is no charge for participating in the job fair, other than a commitment to hire “just 1.”
For more information or to get involved, contact Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director Pam Avila at (805) 227-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is to promote the economic vitality of the greater Paso Robles business community while preserving its civic and historical well-being in order to provide a better place to live, work and visit.