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Students Gain Valuable Workforce Insight from Employability Fair

Students Gain Valuable Workforce Insight from Employability Fair

Amy Leatherman from Universal Alloy gives students some guidance on resume writing and how to best showcase their skills.

More than 50 high school students spent the day sharpening their workforce skills recently thanks to a new venture created by CCSD and community partners. 

Cherokee County School District held a Career Technical Instruction Employability Fair on March 22 for nominated students from all six Cherokee County School District high schools.  The event provided the 57 attendees with seminar style instruction on employability skills for students who plan to seek competitive employment after graduation. The event included both Cherokee County School District staff as well as several community partner volunteers from the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill, and Universal Alloy Corporation to speak on skills such as interviewing, how to dress for success, resume writing, and professional social media etiquette.  Additionally, each student participated in a mock interview to practice their skills. 

The event concluded with lunch donated by Cherokee County Chick fil A for all participants.  Students, CCSD staff, and Cherokee County Community Partners all agreed this event was extremely valuable for students and rewarding for each volunteer.

class instruction

Robyn Mattson, Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Etowah HS, leads a class in social media etiquette.  Her session focused on what impression a student's social media profile might make with potential employers.

pam carnes

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Pamela Carnes speaks to the students about developing their skills to be an ideal employee in the community. 

mock interview
mock interview

Students were able to practice mock interviews with CCSD staff and community partners. 


Community Partners were essential to the success of the event.  Thank you!