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Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway to host 5th Annual CareerFest/Teen Summer Job Fair

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Dallas South News Wire (Rep. Caraway’s Office)

State Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway and DISD School Board President Lew Blackburn are pleased to announce the 5th Annual “CareerFutures Initiative” CareerFest/Job Fair. The Career Fest/JobFair will be Saturday, March 3. 2012 at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas. 75201.

The CareerFest/Job Fair focuses on high school students 16 to 18 (graduating seniors).

This year’s event will include two new partners. “Dallas City Councilman and Former Dallas Mayor Dwaine Caraway, who has spent nearly all of his life advocating for issues that directly impact our youth; better schools, education and higher self-esteem. The Urban League of Dallas and Greater North Central Texas will add its track record of providing many services that benefit the community including job training and placement”. Representative Mallory Caraway said. “The return of Workforce Solutions as a sponsor will continue providing job interviews through various networks”, she added.

This experience will give high school students a chance to interact with representatives from for- profit and not-for-profit businesses hiring summer interns. Many colleges and universities will be participating giving students the option of exploring a secondary education. Officials from the U.S. Armed Forces will also be on site to talk to students interested in that area of service.

Councilman Dwaine Caraway said, “Our young people need jobs…. especially during the summer when they are out of school. The “CareerFutures Initiative” CareerFest/Job Fair will provide our youth the opportunity to gain summer employment, but to also look as ways on how to improve their future past high school. I am happy to lend whatever support I can to this effort.”

Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes and be ready for on-site interviews with potential employers. Free workshops will be available on: “Financial Literacy for Teens” presented by Comerica Bank, “Resume Writing”, “Dressing for Interviewing and “Dressing for Success”.

The “CareerFutures Initiative” was started by State Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway and DISD Board President Lew Blackburn in 2008. The purpose is to help raise the success rates of Dallas ISD students and is dedicated to increasing students’ performance and comprehension in science, math, engineering, and social networking by giving students the opportunity to work in the real business world.

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