Warren City Schools students gained first-hand career experience Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at the Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo.
They joined dozens of their peers from across Trumbull County who had multiple opportunities to explore a variety of trades, including bricklaying, carpentry, pipefitting, sheet metal fabrication, and many others.
The two-day event reaches thousands of students across six counties to showcase the opportunities going into a skilled trade presented to graduates.
Harding senior Devin Richards Jr. said the experience gave him an increased awareness of career choices and opportunities available, along with a better understanding of what is required for working in different trades.
“It really lets you see that you have choices,” he said. “It gives you a chance to to try something and see if you might want to get into it a little more, give it a chance and see if it’s a good fit for you.
Organizers the annual trades fair, held in Mahoning County at the Canfield Fairgrounds each year, gives students a memorable experience while offering them opportunities to consider.
Students ranging from 7th to 12th grade participated this year.