This past Wednesday your HBA of Greenville was at the 2013 Youth Conference- Job/ Resource Fair inspiring and encouraging students to take a look at careers in the Home Building industry. This event was staffed by the Community Service Committee and held at McAlister Square. Hosted by SC Works Greenville & Personal Pathways to Success and featured employers from top companies in many industries. The goal of this job fair was to give at risk youth between the ages of 17-24 opportunities to speak with potential employers and find more information on a career that interests them – even apply for jobs. This type of event goes hand in hand with efforts on behalf of the HBA of Greenville and others in our area to improve workforce development. The workforce development initiative was started to get job seekers and students interested in all the many career opportunities available with fair pay and in a stable job place where they can make a living and grow their career in a skilled trade. Many of the jobs highlighted in the workforce development initiative do not require a college degree, however some may require a trade school certificate or license.
We would like to thank Jon Statom of Palmetto Exterminators and Eddie Howard of Howard Custom Builders for taking the time out of their busy day to talk to the participants and help out with this event.
If you would like more information on the Greenville area’s workforce development initiatives or more information on how to become more involved in the HBA of Greenville’s Community Service Committee please contact Crystal Yanes at the HBA office (864-254-0311).