“Reverse” job fair helps employers and high school students

Several high schoolers and adults held a "reverse job fair" in Wichita Wednesday. Both sides benefited from the event.

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Several teens and adults got to be on the other side of the table Wednesday for a reverse job fair.

More than a dozen employers looking for workers got a chance to meet those wanting a job.

The event was organized by the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas and the Business Leadership Network of Sedgwick County.

Each of the high schoolers and adults have intellectual or developmental disabilities and they created displays where potential employers could learn about them.

“I’m kind looking for a job of my own, sort,” said Alyssa Cannon a Project Search intern. “And as for the career goals that I kind of like to have during my life, I mainly would like to get myself a job either in retail sales or in hospitality.”

Each of the participants are currently interns with Project Search that offers employment training through the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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