Team Fairchild participates in Spokane County School District job fair
By Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 26, 2019
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Team Fairchild Airmen manned a booth during the annual NEWTech Skill Center’s job fair in Spokane, April 24, 2019.
The annual job fair is hosted for 8th graders across 11 school districts in Spokane County to help students mold their career pathways before they go to high school.
“It is important that we expose students to all of their options,” said Kathleen Proud, NEWTech Skill Center administrative intern and job fair coordinator. “Instead of telling them what success is, we try to help them define it for themselves. Success looks different to each individual person.”
The event hosted several science, technology, engineering, art and math careers with industry professionals showcasing the ins-and-outs of their jobs, which included Fairchild Airmen taking the opportunity to share the Fairchild and Air Force missions.
“Almost all the jobs you can do in the civilian sector, you can do in the military,” said Capt. Jennifer Carlson, 384th Air Refueling Squadron chief of training. “If we put a face to the mission, we spread awareness about the base and the opportunities within the military. This is not only an opportunity for students, but an opportunity for us military members to recruit good people to work alongside us in the future.”
By participating in NEWTech Skill Center’s job fair, Team Fairchild Airmen and community members seek the opportunity to inspire America’s future leaders to learn about the endless opportunities in the community and the Air Force.