The second annual H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Career Fair concluded on a high note, with students seizing the opportunity to engage and network with a multitude of local employers.

The event, held at HLSCC, provided a vibrant environment teeming with job prospects across various industries within the Virgin Islands.

Denise James, Transfer Counsellor at HLSCC and the mastermind behind the event, shed light on its objectives, emphasizing the importance of facilitating connections between job seekers and potential employers.

Among the participating organizations was Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, represented by Jillian, the Front Desk Supervisor. She elucidated on the diverse array of job opportunities within her organization, highlighting the pivotal role it plays in shaping careers within the hospitality sector.

Additionally, locally owned telecommunications company, CCT, extended job and internship opportunities to students and attendees. Executive Assistant Akisha Robinson noted positive developments among participants since the previous year’s career fair in 2023.

The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), also in its second year at the event, reported a considerable uptick in student interest, with approximately 33 students expressing eagerness to join its internship program.

Chief Executive Officer Anthony McMaster underscored the agency’s commitment to nurturing the future workforce of the territory.

Students Deyounce Lowenfield and Jaden George commended the RDA’s internship program, identifying it as a standout opportunity at the career fair.

Their sentiments were echoed by fellow student Decoy Farrington, who expressed gratitude for the chance to connect with prospective employers, having signed up with multiple organizations to further his goal of gaining valuable work experience.

The success of the HLSCC Career Fair serves as a testament to the importance of providing avenues for students to explore career opportunities and establish vital connections within their respective industries.