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PHOTOS: Lynn Tech kids explore their future at a career fair

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Rick Starbard, owner of Rick's Auto Collision Sales and Service drew a crowd of LVTI students to his table during the career fair on Thursday.

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LCTV had a camera set up at their career fair table for students to get acquainted with at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute on Thursday.

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LVTI seniors Jordyn Summerlin and Ryan Bedard speak with LCTV Executive Director Brian Dorrington during the career fair on Thursday.

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Lynn Vocational Technical Institute students make their way past the rows of vendors set up for the career fair on Thursday.

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Lynn Vocational Technical Institute students make their way past the rows of vendors set up for the career fair on Thursday.

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LVTI junior Amari Gaston is suited up in fire gear during the career fair on Thursday.

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Inspector Richard Beato of the Lynn Fire Department helps LVTI junior Amari Gaston get suited up in fire gear during the career fair on Thursday.

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Lynn firefighter Shawn Seaman, hands LVTI junior Amari Gaston the final piece of gear, an axe, as Gaston gets suited up in fire gear during the career fair on Thursday.

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Petty Officer First Class Javier Saez speaks with LVTI junior Cody Davis about opportunities the Navy can offer.

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Petty Officer First Class Javier Saez speaks with LVTI students about opportunities the Navy can offer.

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Lynn Vocational Technical Institute students make their way past the rows of vendors set up for the career fair on Thursday.

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LYNN — More than six dozens employers got a glimpse of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute’s best and brightest at the school’s Career Fair on Thursday.

Among the companies who filled the school’s lobby included Raytheon Co., North Shore Medical Center, Eastern Bank, General Electric Co., and Kettle Cuisine.  

“It was an opportunity for the region’s top companies to meet our 300 juniors and seniors,” said Bonnie Carr, the school’s cooperative education coordinator. “The juniors attend because they are looking to connect with employers to become co-ops and for summer jobs.”

Of the 180 seniors, about half have co-op assignments and most have a promise of a full-time job when they graduate in June. The rest are seeking employment or plan to attend a two- or four-year college, she said.

The event was a collaboration of the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board whose members develop strategies to ensure workers have the skills they need to fill jobs, and the North Shore Youth Career Center, which helps teens find jobs.

“Vocational technical education provides an opportunity that can be life changing,” Carr said.  “We give students the training they need to get hired in skilled jobs and have a viable career path.”

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