“GLOW” Hands-On Job Fair held in Batavia

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BATAVIA, N.Y. – It’s a job fair where students actually get to try different jobs and see what they like.  It’s called the “GLOW With Your Hands” event and it was held at the Batavia fairgrounds on Tuesday.

More than 1,000 students from 30 school districts in GLOW counties (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming) attended.  

Students in 8th-12th grade got to experience hands-on activities in skilled trades, construction, manufacturing and agribusiness. 

They swung hammers, laid bricks and dug trenches, “we tried plumbing, electricity and welding,” 9th grader Logan Stoick told News10NBC, “I think the welding is pretty cool, it’s a tough job but you make good money for it.”

“I liked the brick-laying that was pretty fun, it was a very cool thing they let you spread the concrete on the bricks and put that together so that was a good opportunity,” said 9th grader Tyler Moore. 

More than 65 business and career exhibitors and hands-on career experiences were available.  This is an annual event.