LUDLOW - Okemo Mountain Resort recently hosted a group of students from the River Valley Technical Center Business Program for a career awareness day, the fifth of its kind this year.
Okemo's Human Resources staff organized five career awareness events for students from Mill River High School, Black River High School, Springfield Middle School and River Valley Technical Center. The programs included presentations by Okemo Mountain Resort managers who discussed their career paths and employment opportunities around the resort. Students toured many departments to get a first-hand look at the workplace environment.
"The events were created to promote career awareness in the resort industry for local students," said Okemo Human resources specialist.
Recruiter Marianne Langello said, "Serving the community is one of Okemo's core values and it is important to demonstrate to the future workforce that there are viable career options within the state of Vermont."
For career days that occurred during the ski and snowboard season, students were given an opportunity to enjoy the superlative snow and grooming that Okemo has built its reputation upon. Complimentary lift tickets and rental equipment were provided by Okemo Mountain Resort.
Schools interested in attending an Okemo Career Day next winter can contact the Okemo Human Resources Department at 802-228-4041.