The inaugural 2019 Freshmen Career Exploration Fair commenced on Monday, October 23rd. 710 students from Kapa’a, Kaua’i, and Waimea high schools were in attendance. Industries representing the health, business, natural resources, arts and communications, industrial engineering & technology, and public & health services were set up in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, eager to field questions from the sea of students.
During the short morning, students were released with a “workbook/passport” where they had the opportunity to meet and discuss the path leading to their desired field.
“Everyone taking part is participating in support of your success,” Josh Uyehara, Vice President of Hartung Brothers Inc. and naming sponsor said to students. “This event provides a glimpse of the exciting possibilities that await you, and the steps you can take to lay the foundation for the future.”
Many of the people representing the companies and organizations are former students who are working together to build a 21st- century economy.