FWCS Students Explore Careers at Inaugural Job Fair

Record Number: 16350
Displayed from: Mar 16, 2017 , until: May 16, 2017

Fort Wayne Community Schools, in partnership with the Gateway Coalition, will host a Manufacturing/Skills Trade Internship and Job Fair for high school juniors and seniors from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 25 local manufacturing and skilled trades companies in the Fort Wayne area. FWCS' College and Career Readiness program invited business owners, managers and others to the event to talk to students about the future of manufacturing and skills trades careers, as well as share information about internships and job opportunities that are available to students even while they are still in high school.

Local businesses participating include:

  • Brooks Construction Company
  • L. Schust Company
  • Carlex Glass of Indiana
  • CME Corporation
  • Fetters Construction
  • Fort Wayne Metals
  • Franklin Electric
  • Group Delphi
  • Jack Laurie Group
  • K & H Construction
  • Mission 1 Communications
  • Mutton Party and Tent Rentals
  • Parco Inc.
  • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 166
  • Precise Manufacturing Company
  • Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
  • Questa Education Foundation
  • Quikcut
  • Rea Magnet Wire Company
  • Sabert Corporation
  • Shambaugh & Son
  • Steel Dynamics
  • Votaw Electric
  • Wayne Pipe and Supply

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.