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Job fair hosted at C-EB high school gym reveals numerous opportunities for youth and community members


CRST Human Resources Director Tawny Lawrence teamed up with Matt Vogel from the Tribal Chairman’s office and Mariah Black Bird, who is pursuing a law degree, to host a job fair for community members and juniors and seniors in high school.

Lawrence said that many of the organizations shared career information with youth and one extended scholarship and internship deadlines to Friday May 15 to give youth more time to become aware of the opportunities available to them and time to apply for those opportunities.

“I am so excited! I have three applications already in for the summer,” said Junior Fallyn Circle Eagle.

Businesses, non-profit organizations, government entities, and educational institutions sponsored booths at the job fair to raise awareness about the number of job options.

CRST programs and tribal government, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oglala Lakota College, Tribal Ventures day labor, 7th Generation Cinema, Four Bands, U.S. Department of Interior, Four Bands and Oyate Connections are  just a few of the many organizations at the job fair.

Allysa Benoist speaks to students about job options. Juniors Sierra Jewett and Macy Laplante discuss information in a brochure while Senior Jordana Red Bear speaks with Benoist about summer options and another student completes an application.

Juniors and seniors at C-EB high school spoke with employers and learned about the many career opportunities available on the CRST reservation as well as scholarship opportunities for high education and training. Photos by Jody Rust

Lawrence said another fair in the fall is possible, but she would need help organizing it.