Abbeville career fair helps hundreds of students plan for future

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ABBEVILLE, AL. (WTYV) - Abbeville High School held their 6th annual career fair Friday morning.

Nearly 275 high school students from Abbeville, Headland, and Abbeville Christian Academy made some connections with the schools and businesses from the area.

In addition to holding these career fairs, Abbeville High School offers several classes like cosmetology and business technology to prepare students for their careers.

"We also have a welding class here," said Principal Darryl Brooks. "These classes are all preparing them because a lot of those students that are in those classes go on to do a role at Wallace. This helps them to get jobs right out of high school."

"Our goal is to make sure our students are college and career ready by the time they graduate high school," said Career Tech Director Dennis Brand. "This career fair will give them some kind of idea of the career choices they have and give them information so they can make wise choices."

Military recruiters were also standing by to talk about some of those career options.