Career Fair Hosts Businesses and Schools at TAHS

Juniors Taylor Sharer and Tsion Nicoll

Imagination was sparked for the next generation of working citizens at Tyrone High School’s annual Career Exposition held on October 20th in the TAHS gymnasium. Local businesses and post secondary schools visited Tyrone High to showcase their opportunities to prospective employees or students.

“There were more vendors at the expo this year than in past years which helped with student interest. Also,  instituting a mandatory questionnaire helped keep students on task.  Hopefully students got some valuable information to begin planning their futures.” said Tyrone guidance counselor Mrs. Johannides.

Students learned about educational options, careers,  and even summer job opportunities.

There were more vendors at the expo this year than in past years which helped with student interest. ”

— Guidance Counselor Tiffany Johannides

“I was happy that I met with DelGrosso’s and learned that I’m getting a raise next summer,” said junior Bryce Bauer.

Local colleges and technical schools present included Mount Aloysius College, Penn Highlands Community College, Penn State University, Altoona Beauty School, Conemaugh School of Nursing, Martin’s Barber School, The Salon Professional Academy, Triangle Tech, South Hills School of Business and Technology, and YTI Career Institute. Many students enjoyed speaking to each school about their educational paths.

“I wish Juniata College would have been there because they have a great premedical program and good acceptance rate to med school. But other than that, it was a great experience,” said sophomore Olivia Watson.

Employees from businesses in our local area came to represent their trade. Conner Heating and Air Conditioning, Delgrosso’s Amusement Park, Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, First National Bank, Gardner’s Candies, HealthSouth Tyrone Clinic, Graystone Court Villas, Allegheny Mountain Firefighters Initiative/ Neptune Volunteer Fire Dept., Phoenix Rehabilitation and Healthcare Services Inc.,Thrivent Financial, Tyrone Regional Health System, and Sheetz Corporation were present. Graystone Courts was a huge favorite among students because of the full sized candy bars handed out in rewards for excellent questions.

Recruiters from the US Army, and Air Force also attended the exposition to inform students of the military opportunities.

Students with career or post secondary school questions should visit the guidance office for assistance.