Submitted by Tonia Sloane:
In the group call about youth committees, someone mentioned Trade Fairs, could that person explain what a Trade Fair is and talk about how you use them in your area.
Thanks for the question.
My vision of a Trades Fair or Trade Expo is more of a business and industry showcase that would be utilized as a career exploration opportunity for our youth. We would have various industries available to showcase what they do in their specific field of work and provide demonstrations. We have not had a Trades Fair or Trade Expo in our area. This was an idea, which will be one of the projects that our Youth Committee will plan for PY16. We think this will be a great way to expose youth to various career options.
Our Chamber of Commerce has such an EXPO each June. And the local Rotary Club is very involved in supporting Youth. Also, it would seem likely that other Service Clubs and Business Organizations might help create, support and sponsor such an Expo or Fair.