After such great feedback from students and business when we hosted our inaugural career fair last year, Macks Creek School decided to make this an annual event. Today’s 1st Annual Career Fair focused upon helping make connections between our students and local lake area business, post secondary education resources and more! The career fair hosted a number of local employers such as: ITW: Electronics Assembly Equipment, Walmart, Big Thunder Marine, Missouri Welding Institute, Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, Margaritaville, Southwest Electric Coop, COMC, Captain Ron’s, and Lake Regional. Missouri State University, Drury, Missouri Western State University, Lake Career and Technical Center (LCTC), and Ozarks Technical College (Lebanon and Main Campus) were the college and technical schools that were present for the event. The Army, Coast Guard, and National Guard attended as well. Students from nearby Climax Spring High School also attend our fair. By increasing the number of student participants at the fair we are able to encourage more prospective employers to attend and grow the event. We are proud to make this an annual event that will continue to grow in size with the focus on helping our students explore career options to achieve life goals.
Students learning about the ARMY National Guard.
Students had a visit with Central Bank and also completed a Scavenger Hunt.
Students having conversation with the National Guard.
Students learning about Southwest Electric Coop and visiting with linemen. Macks Creek Alum, Austin Mitchell, who is now a lineman, was excited to share about his profession.
Students learned about the different degree fields Missouri Western State University has to offer.
The 8th Graders were deeply interested in the ITW table and Mr. Michael Parrack’s presentation. Mr. Parrack is also an alum and former board president. He enjoyed sharing his professional knowledge with our students.
Big Thunder Marine from Osage Beach came out to teach our students about the different career opportunities in the industry of Boating.
Sophomore students spent time discussing different career paths through Missouri State University. They were also having a discussion about John Goodman, who voices Sully in Monsters, Inc.
Ron Duggan, Macks Creek Head Girls Basketball Coach, shared about his local business, Captain Ron’s.
We are thankful for everyone who was a part of our Career Fair this year! Students had a wide variety of areas to visit about different opportunities in the work force and post-secondary schooling.
If you know of a great employer or career field that you would like to see at Macks Creek's next Career Fair, please reach out to our school counselor Mr. Jones at email@example.com, or our College and Career Counselor Mrs. Bothwell, firstname.lastname@example.org.