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2021 Youth Career Fair brings in over 2,000 local 8th-grade students

8th graders were exposed to 45 job opportunities during the event

BRYAN, Texas — The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce and sponsors invited thousands of local 8th-grade students to the Brazos County Expo showing them a wide variety of career options.

“We host this event every year as kids transition into high school and are encouraged to pick a career path with their high school learning,” Manager of Business Programs at the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Jordan Prihoda said, “so we host this event so that they can kind of see what makes our community go round. “

From College Station Fire and Police departments to water services, the 8th graders were exposed to 45 job opportunities during the career fair.

“We even have a barber school here today,” Prihoda said, “So don't be worried about getting your hair cut because they're teaching the leaders of our future.”

At the end of the day, Prihoda said she hopes kids learn a little bit about what makes their community work when they leave the career fair.

“[I hope they learn] what they can do as they go to move forward in their lives they choose their careers and further their education, just hope they take a little bit away with that and they learn something good,” Prihoda said.