High school students get their careers in gear

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MEDFORD, Ore.- Students from throughout the Rogue Valley are getting their careers in gear.

Almost 2,000 kids, and 65 different businesses and colleges, came out to Careers in Gear, a job fair for 10th grade students.

According to Event Manager Stacie Grier, students from every school in Jackson County - plus one school in Klamath County - went to the job fair.

The businesses represented at the event included everything from beauty schools to carpenters.

10th grader Isaac Brothers says he appreciated the opportunity

"It gets us prepared for our future. It's nice how they're giving us this opportunity because as high schoolers, we don't get this very much," Brothers said.

The event was put on through a partnership between Worksource Rogue Valley, The Rogue Workforce Partnership, Jr. Achievement, and College Dreams.

Grier says she is grateful for all the companies that showed up to Central Medford High School.

"We have amazing, amazing companies in southern Oregon with amazing careers and most of them are unheard of... We want young people to know who these businesses are and know what cool jobs exist out here. We want to grow our own, so that's what this event is all about," Grier said.

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