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5,000 freshmen . . . our community’s future workforce

By Chris Schlueter, Branch Manager-West End

Avenue Bank recently participated in the annual Metro Nashville Public Schools Career Exploration Fair. 

This event is an opportunity for more than 5,000 metro high school freshmen to meet representatives from over 100 companies in and around Nashville, and learn about career options and opportunities that exist in their specific industry and company. 

This is not a job fair; rather it’s a chance for the students to learn about different career fields and how they fit in these companies. For example, at Avenue Bank, in addition to banker roles we have operations support, marketing, HR, IT, training and development, and more.

This year’s fair was better than ever.  The students were professionally dressed in suits and ties, had resumes prepared and came ready to ask great questions.  We had the chance to answer all kinds of questions about banking and the career options they might consider.

Some companies really brought their booth to life; an engineering company had a remote control robot, and Bridgestone had a video game that simulated driving.

This effort is just one way that Metro High Schools are engaged in developing a strong workforce of the future.

I honestly can’t think of anything more important to our community than helping to ensure that future generations of Nashvillians are well educated and prepared to join the workforce. I can’t wait to go back next year!     


Posted by Lisa Meiers on 11/15 at 10:02 AM


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