Job fair shows students lots of career opportunities

 Liberty High School student Bradley Miller listens as Dan Alexander and Sandra Sloan of South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation talk during the third annual Graduates to Work Job Fair in Liberty earlier this month. Rex Brown | The Journal.

Liberty High School student Bradley Miller listens as Dan Alexander and Sandra Sloan of South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation talk during the third annual Graduates to Work Job Fair in Liberty earlier this month. Rex Brown | The Journal.

The Oconee-Pickens VR office recently participated in the third annual Graduates to Work Job Fair at Liberty High School, which was attended by more than 200 seniors from Liberty, Daniel, Easley and Pickens high schools.

Business Development Specialist Dan Alexander explained to those at the fair that VR assists students with disabilities.

“We start working with kids age 16, because that allows us to find out where they’re coming from and what they’re looking at and what their career objective is,” Alexander said. “We want to make sure we’re working to fulfill those goals. I’m always interested to listen about what fields they (students) are interested in entering.”

The job fair was created for students who want to enter the workforce directly after graduation. Each of the 24 companies at the event, including United Tool and Mold and BASF, were hiring entry-level positions which could lead to long-term careers.