The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber will host our second annual Senior Sprint Career Fair later this month, which is an opportunity for you to meet with high school seniors who are about to graduate. Nearly 30 percent of seniors don’t have firm post-graduation plans, and the intent of this event is to connect students with employers who are ready to hire and colleges that can help them set a successful career path.
Keith Davis attended last year’s Senior Sprint, as he was preparing to graduate from Buckhorn High School. He went right up to Wilson Lumber’s table. Erica Lovell, Recruiter and HR Specialist described what happened next.
“He said, ‘I was so excited to see your name on the list. I’ve been coming to the store since I was little with my grandfather, and I’ve always wanted to work here’,” Lovell recalled.
Davis did interviews on-site with the company, then visited Wilson Lumber a few days later. He started in June, soon after graduation.
“Keith is our success story. He started as a yard associate, and has done really well through that process and has learned several different positions,” said Lovell. “He is now in driver training program getting experience, and will eventually test for a CDL with us. He can’t get it till he is 21, but he’s getting the experience now, working as a driver helper. He’s not only come here and done well, but he’s progressing.”
Join us for the Senior Sprint Career Fair on Wednesday, April 29 at the Hogan Family YMCA in Madison. Register here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article will appear in our April issue of Initiatives magazine, a publication of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber.