April 19, 2024
Recruiters from Sesame Place eventually 12 months’s youth-led profession expo. Photograph by way of @CityofSanDiego X

Greater than 150 individuals ages 16 to 24 attended the second Youth-Led Profession Expo within the East Village neighborhood Tuesday, officers stated.

The youth honest was held “to introduce younger individuals to careers in building, laptop science, meals service, transportation, authorities, nonprofits and extra,” the town stated in an earlier assertion.

The expo was held at UC San Diego Park & Market on Market Road and included greater than 30 potential employers, together with a number of metropolis departments, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, ACE Parking, Hawthorne Cat, San Diego Futures Basis and Chick-fil-A.

“It was a extremely good day and other people had been very pleased with it,” a San Diego official stated Tuesday.

Contributors represented faculties within the San Diego Unified College District and elsewhere within the county, and took skilled head photographs, in line with the town.

Job seekers had been inspired to deliver a draft resume for a free evaluation and mock interview. The expo featured two panels of younger professionals who provided “insights into their profession paths and trade classes,” in line with the town.

Christina Bibler, the town’s Financial Improvement Division director, stated following the success of the primary Youth Expo, “there was no query” about holding a second one.

“Our division has recruited among the greatest corporations who wish to rent youth inside the Promise Zone and set them on the trail to employment,” Bibler stated.

In 2016, San Diego turned one in all 22 federally designated Promise Zones in america and one in all solely 4 in California. The Promise Zone covers a 6.4-square-mile space that features the East Village and Barrio Logan east to Encanto, “and brings collectively greater than 85 organizations to supply complete help to greater than 80,000 San Diegans,” in line with the town.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.