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High school to host youth expo, roundtable

SUMMIT COUNTY – Instead of its annual spring career fair, Summit High School is hosting a Summer Youth Expo Friday – giving its students a chance to explore summer job and volunteer opportunities.

“In the past, we’ve held career fairs, and the career fair has been really more oriented to youth finding summer jobs,” said Laura Dickinson, career and academic planning and placement coordinator at the high school. “This year, we’ve kind of put a new twist on it by inviting some different nonprofit organizations to provide students with several volunteer and community service opportunities, in addition to summer jobs.”

Representatives from 14 or so employers and nonprofits, including the military, recreation centers, factory outlet stores, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, the Summit Historical Society and more will be present at Friday’s expo.

“We hope this will help students find some part-time jobs or volunteer work for the summer,” Dickinson said. “We’re just providing the resources for them to find out about the different opportunities that are available.”

The Colorado Workforce Center is partnering with the high school for Friday’s expo as a part of the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt, a program that has placed almost 300,000 youth since 1981, said Anna Sandberg, workforce employment specialist.

Some employers will conduct on-site interviews, while others will accept applications, she said.

The expo is scheduled during the school lunch hours, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Before the youth expo, the Colorado Workforce Center is hosting a roundtable for employers, about child labor laws and civil rights, beginning at 8 a.m. Local employers are welcome to attend the roundtable, Sandberg said.

Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or lsnyder@summitdaily.com

Employer Roundtable

– What: Employer education about child labor laws and civil rights

– Who: Open to local employers

– When: 8-10 a.m. Friday

– Where: Summit High cafeteria

– For more information, call the Colorado Workforce Center, (970) 668-5360, ext. 10

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