Skilled Trades Fair Coming April 12

Event designed to help students and businesses make connections for the future

Lola Beavers, Paolite Staff

Lost River Career Co-Op and Paoli High School are partnering to host a Skilled Trades Fair on Wednesday, April 12. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym. There will be many companies in attendance with representatives who will showcase what they have to offer future employees. 

Not only will Paoli juniors and seniors be in attendance, but the event will welcome Orleans students from 9-10 a.m., and Springs Valley students from 10-11 a.m. Paoli students will visit the event from 11 a.m. to noon. 

The Skilled Trades Fair was organized by FACS Teacher Danelle Manship and LRCC Coordinator Jason Goodman 

“We are hosting the Skilled Trades Fair so that juniors can find a Work Based Learning Placement or Internship for their senior year and so that graduating seniors can get a head start on finding a career placement,” said Goodman.

Goodman has advice for students preparing for the event. 

“Think about what your pathway is and your interests – they may be different –  then once at the Skilled Trades Fair engage with companies in these areas.  Have an open mind and talk to businesses,” said Goodman. “You may discover that you have an interest or that a business works with things you are interested in. Bringing a few resumes that you can share with businesses would also be a big help and speed your process up.”

The event is designed to not only help students but also the business community. Students who attend will be able to form some relationships with businesses and see the different career opportunities that Orange County and Region 8 has to offer. 

Businesses Attending the Event:

  • Reynolds Construction, LLC 
  • Boston International
  • Infrastructure Systems, Inc.
  • Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company
  • Cave Country Canoes 
  • IUOE Local 181 – Heavy Equipment Operator Union
  • Kimball International
  • WorkOne South Central
  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union
  • Proteus Inc.
  • CarDon & Associates of Paoli Health and Living 
  • Southern Roots Real Estate Group
  • Orange County REMC and Fiber
  • Jasper Engines & Transmissions
  • French Lick Resort
  • Alliance of Indiana Rural Water – Apprenticeship Program
  • Cornerstone Wealth Services
  • Premier Ag Co-op, Inc.
  • Salem Crossing
  • Alliance of Indiana Rural Water 
  • SERVPRO of Bloomington
  • SERVPRO of Lawrence, Owen, Greene & Martin Counties
  • Springs Valley Meadows
  • Associated Builders & Contractors Indiana & Kentucky
  • JSI 
  • Riverview Farms
  • HD Graphix
  • Springs Valley Meadows
  • Pluto, Electricom
  • Town of Paoli Utilities
  • Land Improvement Solutions
  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union