"This is really an opportunity for the students to learn what's out there," Donaldsonville High School Career Coach LaTonya Calvey said.

On Tuesday, March 26, Donaldsonville High School held a career fair for students. Many businesses were set-up to offer students opportunities in the workplace that didn't necessarily require secondary education.

Training guidance was provided at many of the booth set-ups, as well as brochures and industry goodies that students could take home.

"This is really an opportunity for the students to learn what's out there," Donaldsonville High School Career Coach LaTonya Calvey said. "Companies like Nike, BASF, the Sheriff's Office, and construction companies are here today."

Hundreds of students attend the career fair event, and about thirty each year find jobs with the companies that participate. They hand out applications to prospective students who may be graduating soon.

There are two career fairs held every year. This one is on the smaller side, held at Donaldsonville High, and the other is held at Lamar-Dixon. Calvey said that the big career fair is set to be held in October, this coming fall.

The DHS career fair was held from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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