Parish participates in community job/education fair

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Human Resources Director Cheryl Kinchen (center) and department employee Katie Cassard (left) are shown handing out information to Jarvis Smith (right) about employment opportunities in Ascension Parish Government. Smith is an employee with the Lawn Transformers, a work training enterprise offered by The ARC of East Ascension. Parish government, along with more than two dozen local businesses, colleges, government agencies and nonprofit organizations participated in the Community of Opportunity-The ARC of East Ascension Job/Education Fair held at the Gonzales Civic Center on March 21. Cheryl Rice, coordinator with Supported Employment for COEA – The ARC of East Ascension, said the organizations answered questions about the careers and programs they offer.