COLUMBIA CITY — A Youth Summer Job Fair for high school and college students is planned for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Columbia City High School.

The fair will be open to high school students at Columbia City High School from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that day, and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for all area high school and college students in search of seasonal employment opportunities.

The event is being jointly presented by Whitley County Consolidated Schools, the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center and the Whitley County Economic Development Corp.

“We feel it is critical to employ youth in meaningful work within our community for many reasons. First, we need to model the skills we desire and work ethic in young people if we are expecting to see it in our future adult workforce. Also, finding opportunities for teens and young adults to work in our community now may impact their decisions to live and work in our county in the future,” said Jennifer Romano, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to see what job openings are available in Whitley County,” said Lori Heuer, talent development director for Whitley Works. “As the schools, community and businesses continue to work together to provide opportunities for our students, they are seeing all that Whitley County has to offer. We are providing guidance and support as they make plans for their future.”

There is no cost to participate. All tables will be provided. Space is limited, so register promptly.

Whitley County employers interested in participating may call the Chamber at 248-8131 or email to reserve a space. Space must be reserved no later than noon on Friday, May 18.