Last week, nearly two dozen businesses set up a table in the Seguin High School Student Activity Center.
Their goal wasn’t to sell a product. It was to inform the soon-to-be high school graduates about the services the businesses offer and the career paths that are involved.
The businesses were part of the Seguin Career Day held by the Seguin Economic Development Corporation and the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce.
The two organizations invited seniors from Seguin, Navarro, Marion and Lifegate high schools to participate.
The object was to create connections between the students and potential careers after high school, after college or following trade school. It was to show the students all that Seguin has to offer.
“Many of them (students) are looking for a place to go, a place to fit in, interested in their world and what wages would be like in the area and what educational opportunities are open,” said Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center administrator Brooks Kersh.
As a bonus, some of the students walked away with job offers.
These types of networking opportunities are important.
They help staff the businesses that are in search of new employees eager to work.
This in turn keeps the businesses in a position to keep offering their services to the community. And it gives the community members the opportunity to stay local and not have to seek employment far from the place they call home.