EHS Job & Internship Fair – February 20

Ephrata High School (EHS) and the Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) have partnered for the third year in a row to offer a Job Fair for EHS students on Wednesday, February 20 from 7:40 to 8:40 AM in the Ephrata High School gymnasium.

Over 250 students in grade 11 will have the opportunity to meet representatives from area businesses who are interested in providing employment, internship, and/or volunteer opportunities for EHS students.  “We’re happy to partner with the EDO to host this annual event.   It is our hope this event will benefit our students not only with after-school or summertime employment, but by providing an opportunity to enhance students’ skills for their careers after high school,” said Kerri Batdorf, EHS counselor.

New this year, the event will include internship opportunities for students to earn course credit.  “We want the internship program to continue to grow at EHS,” said Jeremy King, EHS teacher and program advisor.   The objective of the internship program is to give students real-world opportunities and workforce experience while earning course credit.   “We see time and again students able to identify their talents, strengths, and areas of growth through internships that ultimately help inspire them to reach their full potential, Mr. King continued.

Additionally, many students enjoy being involved in the community and have volunteer obligations to fulfill.  Businesses and organizations who have volunteer opportunities are also encouraged to participate.

“Our event is aimed at assisting high school students by exposing them to a variety of opportunities in the area. This event not only prepares students for the future, but it also creates a stronger community by developing our local youth and helping local businesses find the help they need,” said event organizer, Becky Rowe.

There is no cost for businesses and organizations to participate.      Sign up at EphrataHSJobFair.eventbrite.com. Questions?  Contact Rebecca Gallagher at rgallagher@smithtoninn.com or 717-733-6094.

Cannot participate in the event?  Contact Mrs. Gallagher to have your business information included in the event book or Mr. King at Jeremy_King@easdpa.org or 717.721.1498 X 19207 for ongoing internship opportunities.