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BCS Highschoolers Participate in Career Fair
Buncombe County High School 11th and 12th Graders Participate in Career Fair
Posted on 05/03/2022
Students learn how to apply CPR to a dummy to get an idea of what it takes to be a First Responder.by Hann Henson
BCS Communications Department

Buncombe County high schoolers participated in a unique career fair held on A.B. Tech’s campus on Friday, April 22nd. The fair, organized by the BCS Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department, featured a wide variety of employers from the area; students could learn more about everything from summer jobs to lifelong careers. Students were given a “passport” to get stamped at each booth, many of which were decked out with tools of the trade or promotional items.

Booths included the Asheville Restaurant Association, various departments of Buncombe County Government, hotels, electrical and plumbing companies, cyber security, aviation, graphic design and printing, textiles, adventure camps, military, EMS, and various colleges. With over 80 organizations represented, all 400 students who attended were exposed to a variety of possibilities.

Student talks to printing company

“Some students are actually leaving today with summer employment,” said CTE director Taylor Baldwin. “Others now have contacts with companies for employment beyond the summer as well. Everyone was able to be exposed to a wide range of career opportunities, and I’m really happy with how the community came together.”

    Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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