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Hillyard Technical Center Hosts Career Fair

In our high-tech, 21st century world, trade schools still offer career opportunities for those who prefer to work with their hands and want to make good money.

Posted: Mar 8, 2018 1:22 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) On Wednesday, Hillyard Technical Center hosted a career fair to show students just how succesful they can be.

Studnets like Cody Arrowood decide they want a career that is more hands on. 

"College isnt for everyone," Arrowood said. "You will learn more in the field than you'll learn any year of college."

As a teen he decided to go about learning in a different way. So, he decided to go to trade school before attending college.

"The things that I use today are not things that I was not taught in theory it was hands on practice," Arrowood said. "It solitified the fact that I wanted to be in construction."

Wednesday, he returned to Hillyards for the third annual career fair and he's sharing this advice with the next genoration.

"We instituted this to get the local industry familiar with our student population at the same time let the students see the manufacturing industry around St. Joe," Hillyard Adult Coordinator John Delee said. 

An industry that is constantly looking for more people to work for people who work hard.

"No formal background of eduaction, they had the perservearance to learn their trade well enough to beceoma dn asset to their industry," Arrowood said. "Its all very much so up to you and how you perform."

Hillyard Technical Center provides hands on learning for over 15 differnt types of trade.

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