By Annie Davis
Director of Talent Initiatives
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber
On your mark, get set, go get employed!
As graduation marks the last hurdle for many high school seniors to cross the finish line and move toward the next step in their career paths, it can be daunting for those who have not made firm post-graduation plans. The Senior Sprint Career Fair is designed with those seniors in mind. For many students, the absence of knowledge prevents them from making firm future-based decisions. This career fair creates a bridge from high school to the workforce and provides graduates with many different career and training opportunities right here in the Rocket City.
The 2022 Senior Sprint was held on April 26 at Optimist Recreation Center. More than 150 high school seniors from the Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County school districts attended Senior Sprint, where they had the opportunity to speak and interview with 35 employers. All 13 high schools from the three school districts were represented, and some students even left the event with job offers in hand!
The employers represented more than 10 different industries, offering students a wide range of career fields and job skillsets to explore. Any employer who attends Senior Sprint must be willing to train and hire graduating seniors, and all companies offered opportunities in the Huntsville community and surrounding areas. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM), and our Gold Sponsor, Drake State Community and Technical College, for their support of this event.
We are grateful for our partnerships with the City of Huntsville’s Parks and Recreation department and the career coaches and educators from Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County school systems who helped us to host such a successful event.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
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