For eighth graders, learning about a new industry could spark a lifelong career and passion. Earlier this year, PSI participated in the Temple ISD Career Fair, an event designed to introduce over 600 eighth graders to potential career paths through the eyes of local business partners.
Through interactive booths and conversations, community professionals showcased careers and career applications in different industries. One event objective was to help students plan their high school course track by informing them of industry expectations for education, skills and/or certifications.
By engaging with teens, PSI is able to look to the future and deepen our roots in the community. “We’re always on the hunt for good employees and we like to draw on local talent. Our hope is that five to eight years from now they’ll remember us in their job search,” says Steve Davis, Director of Sales and Marketing. PSI represented several departments at the event, including manufacturing, human resources, engineering and accounting.
PSI has been a part of the Temple ISD community for years, through new wall panel installations, renovations, and student events. In 2016 PSI collaborated with TISD Career and Technical Educational Center in the inaugural IChallange U program where students developed real world skills while working with various PSI departments. They had an opportunity to take an order, engineer and manufacture it, sell it, and account for all the activities as a business would. The PSI team looks forward to the next chance to meet, greet, and educate students on career opportunities.