WATERVILLE – More than 600 students from across the state converged on Thomas College Tuesday for the annual Jobs for Maine Graduates career development conference.
The students competed in events ranging from public speaking to team building and marketing.
“Well, at the beginning of the year I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. To be honest with you, I still don’t know but with these skills that I’m getting from JMG, I will be able to get the job that I want. And I will be able to have the career that I want. And because I have those skills I will know what to act on. I will know what to do,”
Hermon High School senior Thomas Ingalls said.
Volunteers from the business and education fields served as judges for the competition.
“Whatever their avenue is going forward after high school, whether they’re going to college or into the workforce directly, it’s a lot of those transferable skills,” Jobs for Maine Graduates Coordinator Matt St. John said.
The conference also provided students opportunities to meet business and college recruiters.