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March 13, 2015 - garden totes

SANFORD — An estimated 700 students visited a Sanford High School Library Tuesday morning to learn about career options during area businesses and beyond.

It was a Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center’s 2nd Annual Career Fair.

There were member from 16 area businesses and careers during this year’s fair, including recruiters from Army Recruiting Centers in Saco and Sanford. There were internal businesses, such as H.A. Mapes Inc., a family-owned fuel business, Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union representing a banking sector, and Waban Projects representing careers in amicable services.

There were also most incomparable employers, such as Pratt Whitney, a United Technologies association with practice opportunities via a U.S. and Canada and beyond, a Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Goodwill Industries and Hannaford.

“These are always enjoyable,” pronounced Mark Bennett about a career fair.

Bennett works in Pratt Whitney’s tellurian resources dialect and pronounced he had lots of questions from students — customarily ubiquitous questions from younger students and some-more specific ones from students who already know what they wish to do and where they are going to college. Some asked what courses they should take and what they have to do to pursue a career in a aerospace industry, Bennett said.

Bennett combined a association is now in “hiring mode.” The North Berwick plant, that creates jet engines, is expecting employing adult to 150 new employees and has partnered with a Maine Community College System to sight them.

For those meddlesome in going into business for themselves, there was Arbonne International, an general health and beauty product association headquartered in California, and Thirty-One Gifts, a approach sales association that sells purses, receptacle bags and other conform bags by home parties and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

At a Southern Maine Aviation table, Cody Duval pronounced a company, that is located during a Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport, offers moody instruction and fuel and aircraft upkeep services. In addition, he said, if students are looking for careers in aviation, Southern Maine Aviation can indicate them in a right direction.

A deputy from Waban Projects pronounced a lot of students had stopped by a arrangement to ask questions and speak about what a classification does. She pronounced several students had also sealed adult to assistance out during a annual telethon, that is Saturday, Mar 21.

The Sanford Fire Department also participated in a pursuit fair.

Students also had an eventuality to enter raffles by seeking 3 specific questions of 3 opposite business member and recording a answers on a petition and removing a business representative’s signature.

Other businesses or organizations participating in this year’s satisfactory — and not mentioned above — were Bonanza Restaurant, Goodwill Industries, Hannaford, a Sanford Parks and Recreation Department, and Seacoast Career School. Great Brook Animal Care and Lee’s Floral Garden also helped with donations for a tyro raffle.

The initial Career Fair during a high propagandize was orderly by Mary Neault, who was a member of a initial Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) module in Sanford. PLTI is a 20-week category that covers topics of care and civics and helps relatives turn advocates for their children. Sanford is a usually Maine village that offers this care initiative.

This year’s Career Fair was sponsored by PLTI and a students in a Jobs for Maine Graduates (JMG) Program.

Each business that participated in a Career Fair was asked to present $25 for a space during a event. The deduction will go toward a high school’s annual Sophomore Awareness Program.

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