Students will get a chance to check out the many opportunities awaiting them in the future during the annual career fair at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.

The event informs high school students about possible jobs, said Myrna O’Leary, manager of the expo.

“Kids are our future,” she said. “A lot of them are looking for careers in agriculture. A lot of them are just oblivious to the many, many career opportunities that are available in the ag industry.”

Presenters at the event include representatives of fields ranging from diesel mechanics to banking, O’Leary said.

“A lot of them are grabbing kids before they even finish school, because they’re in such dire need,” she said.

The career fair affords potential employers a chance to meet one-on-one with the students, O’Leary said.

“It gives them both a leg up, one on employment, the other for an employee,” she said.

O’Leary expects more than 250 students to attend the event. The career fair follows the FFA presentation at the expo.

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