Reverse Job Fair
2020 Reverse Job Fair
Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the resulting statewide school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the 2020 Reverse Job Fair has been canceled.
The Reverse Job Fair (RJF) is an LISD TECH Center event held every spring that introduces soon-to-be graduating students in manufacturing, construction, automotive, or IT career pathways to local and regional employers looking for talent. Participating students are currently enrolled in one of 7 LISD TECH Center programs, including:
- Computer Information Services
- Machining & Computer Aided Manufacturing
- Welding Technology
- Automotive Services Technology
- Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing
- Residential Construction
- Engineering, Design, & CAD
What is a Reverse Job Fair?
At most job fairs, employers set up booths and prospective employees look to find which companies offer the best jobs. At the Reverse Job Fair, LISD TECH Center students will be seated at a table with resumes, info cards, and work samples in front of them, while prospective employers look to find who offers the most for their company. If requested, students also have the opportunity to take employers back to their lab or classroom to discuss and demonstrate the processes they went through to produce the weld, part, design, drawing, or other work sample.
What Types of Students Participate?
Many of the participating students are seniors, just a few weeks from graduation. Some are seeking immediate employment, while others are entering college in the fall but are looking for work experience through summer employment. Participating juniors are eager to find summer employment, internships, and co-ops.