Your Future in Technology (YourFIT), is returning to Fort Hall on March 27, at the Shoshone-Bannock High School from 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm. A Technology Career Expo will be held for middle and high school students from Shoshone-Bannock, Blackfoot and Snake River schools, their parents and area residents.
The Expo will demonstrate High Tech, High Wage and High Demand careers and training available now in various technology fields. Career paths highlighted during the event are welding, instrumentation/control technology, electrical engineering technology, machining, maintenance engineers/mechanics, information technology/cyber security, unmanned aerial systems (drones) and diesel mechanics. These positions are in high demand in the region and pay very well.
Free pizza, drinks and cookies are available for every event attendee. There will be drawings for tablets, drones, t-shirts, hoodies and other prizes. Two $500 scholarships to ISU’s College of Technology will be given to participating high school counseling departments to award to one female and one male student in their high school.
Participating middle and high school students can enter the drawings by filling out a survey during the event. Completed surveys are submitted for entry in the drawings.
Scott Rasmussen, Dean of ISU’s College of Technology noted, “Students can come to the College of Technology and in two years get the skills they need to go out and get a great job. For most all the jobs in the YourFIT program, the College of Technology has 100 percent placement. If you want a job, you’re going to get a job.”
Many great employers will exhibit at YourFIT, in addition to the College of Technology, including: Idaho National Laboratory, Williams Pipeline, Peterson Manufacturing, Premier Technology, Century Link, Bayer, Driscoll Farms, FBI, ON Semiconductor and Idaho Power.