Future Promises Career Fair
About 700 kids in Washington County got to step into the job force Friday, at least for a little while. It was the annual Future Promises Career Fair in Machias. Meghan Hayward has the story. “We’re having our 7th annual job fair sponsored by the Machias Savings Bank. It’s geared towards children grades three through six to show them what’s going on in the world and give them some ideas to start thinking about the future.” Organizers say it’s important for students to see all the different opportunities there are and why they need to further their education. ” We can never start too soon to think about what you’d like to do when you grow up.” The kids seemed to enjoy the career fair. ” Well I like it because I get to learn about different jobs and what they do.” ” I think it’s really cool that we get to learn about different jobs and you probably don’t know there are so many.” So what careers are these kids interested in? “A hairstylist.” ” Engineering, the military.” TV5 took part in the fair, letting students know about the news business. We may have found some future reporters. “Reporting from Machias I’m Faye.” “I’m reporting live from the career fair.” This year’s fair featured close to thirty vendors. Organizers say it’s grown every year and they hope that trend continues.