Indian Lake upperclassmen are connecting with area employers for employment now and opportunities for the future. Ninety local businesses and organizations set up shop during the 7th Annual Logan County Career Expo held recently at Indian Lake High School. Students from several Logan and Hardin County schools visited booths set up in the ILHS Main Gym, the ILHS Auxiliary Gym, and the hallways nearby. All ILHS Juniors in the College and Career planning class attended the event. Representatives from the fields of agriculture, health care, retail, food service, finance, manufacturing, construction, law enforcement, and more were on hand. Educators encouraged students to talk with as many employers as possible. Some even participated in scheduled and on-the-spot interviews for positions that are available. ILHS Junior Ryan Culp plans to go to college out of high school, but he is already exploring where he might work once he earns a degree.
Junior Callie Burba came to the Expo with a similar plan to make connections at area healthcare facilities. “I’m looking for places that offer therapy and social work so I can help people with their mental health,” Burba said. During the Expo junior Logan Duncan filled out employment applications for a few local factories. He says he wants to work this summer and lay the groundwork for his Plan B. “I’m hoping to go to college for architecture for four years and go from there. But manufacturing and factory work is my backup plan and I’m getting started.”
Logan County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ben Vollrath met with students before they entered the Expo.
He says there are still many more jobs available in our area than we have people to fill positions, so this is an exciting day for local employers as they also try to connect with future employees.
The annual Logan County Career Expo is a product of the Logan County Collaborative. It is coordinated by the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center in partnership with the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Logan County Job, and Family Services, local school administrators, and committee members from local businesses.