The Washington County Workforce Alliance held its 4th annual College & Career Fair on March 14 and 15.

The purpose of the events is help students gain a better understanding of career opportunities that are available following graduation and the educational experiences that will lead to success.

The March 14 event was held at Hartford Union High School and was open to all members of the Washington Cty Career Fairjunior class and their parents. More than 50 exhibitors, including employers, colleges, universities and Military Service representatives participated. The event also featured “breakout” sessions with reps from manufacturing, health care and banking making presentations on the career opportunities in each of those post high school pathways. HUHS District Administrator, Attila Weninger, indicated he was very pleased with the attendance and the quality of the breakout sessions.

On March 15 junior class members from Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend East & West and Living Word high schools attended a similar event at Washington County Fair Park. Students had an opportunity to speak with several employers, reps from colleges and universities, build trades reps and members of the Armed Forces to understand career opportunities throughout the county and state. More than 1100 students attended the event. Daren Sievers, Superintendent of Slinger Schools, commented that “the event keeps getting bigger and better each year”. “This was our best event to date” added Sievers.