MACHIAS, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine struggles to keep our young people from leaving the state in search of jobs after graduation. Machias Savings Bank came up with the idea to fix that problem: introducing kids to careers in their town at a young age.
More than seven hundred students in grades three through six attended the Future Promises Job Fair held at the University of Maine at Machias today. Representatives from a wide range of careers set up booths and demonstrations to get kids excited about the jobs available in the towns around them. The kids we spoke with responded well to the event.
"I like looking at different jobs to do when I grow up," said fifth grade Kyle Richard. "I'd like to be a game warden or a construction man or something. Something cool like that."
Students who attended the fair will submit essays about their experiences, and 20 winners will receive a one hundred dollar scholarship from Machias Savings Bank.