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Chardon Local School District is hosting a Career Fair for students  on Friday, March 1, 2019 in the Gym at Chardon High School, 151 Chardon Ave., Chardon, OH. The event is being organized in partnership with Ohio Means Jobs, the Chardon Chamber of Commerce, RB Sigma Inc., and the Alliance for Working Together. The Career Fair is the culminating activity of the school district’s day-long focus on college and career pathways.  Students in all grade levels across the District will be exploring the 4 E’s: Education, Employment, Enlistment, and Entrepreneurship.

The Career Fair, and the day-long district-wide focus on college and career pathways, are part of the overall systematic plan of the Chardon Local School District where the mission is high achievement for all students.  Focus on exploring the 4 E’s and developing college and career pathways for each student is outlined in the district’s strategic plan (Vision 2020).

Chardon Local Schools developed the Career Fair as a response to both the needs of graduating students and area employers.  “We want students to have an awareness of all of their options for the future,” said Michael P. Hanlon, Jr., Ph.D, superintendent of Chardon Local Schools.  “Each student, each person, should recognize the 4 E’s and consider the pathway that is right for him or herself.”

The Career Fair (March 1, 2019) will serve two purposes: 
Students in grades 7-10 (ages 13-16) will have the opportunity to network in a meaningful and structured manner, continuing career exploration.
Students in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18) will have the opportunity to network, and interview for available internships and jobs.

In preparation for the Career Fair (March 1, 2019), select students at Chardon High School have attained certification in the Basics of Lean Six Sigma through partnership with RB Sigma, Inc.  Connected with this training, those students have participated in Lean projects, and can apply that understanding to their future employment.

Additionally, students at Chardon High School have had the opportunity to earn college credit in business courses: introductory, entrepreneurship, ethics, and communications.  

Organizations exhibiting at the Career Fair will have the opportunity to interview potential candidates for internships and job opportunities.  Additionally, organizations exhibiting will have the opportunity to network with graduating students entering the workforce for potential employment and engagment, as well as students continuing with career exploration.

Several area companies have committed to participate in the Career Fair.  These companies represent career fields including: STEM, manufacturing, hospitality, marketing, logistics, finance, and others.  Additionally, several companies have committed to offer internships and job opportunities to successful candidates at the Career Fair.  

Organizations interested in exhibiting at the Career Fair should contact Corine Casalina ( or (phone: 440-285-4052) or check out the registration information at

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