The partnership between the School District and the local Chamber of Commerce creates some unique and wonderful opportunities for both organizations. None is more evident than the annual Business Expo, held each spring. The Expo provides Spring Grove Area High School junior and senior students the rare chance to meet and chat with leaders of the local industries in which they are interested. The relaxed atmosphere of the Expo helps students feel at ease with speaking to local businesses about career paths, future and current employment opportunities, and the most sought-after skills by employers. Bringing business leaders to the students is a great way to help them practice networking and gain key contacts in their field of interest!
Businesses who participate in the Expo benefit by gaining a better understanding of what careers students are seeking, making connections with prospective employees, and often learn something new about today’s school curriculum and activities. Business representatives have several opportunities throughout the day to network with the other organizations, as well.