On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, around 90 sophomores and juniors from around the area took part in Tarkio College’s Career Fair. The fair presented six different career pathways and jobs involving those careers.
Each student attended a cluster based on their individuals results of the Career Inventory test though Missouri Connections, given by their school counselors. This test helps students explore occupations and develop a plan for their future careers. Professionals from around the area spoke about their career and experience.
“We hope to make this an annual event,” Kristi McEnaney, Tarkio College Chair and Steering Committee member said.
Jay Stanton, DPT,  Director of Rehabilitation at Community Hospital-Fairfax, talks to a group of students about his career during the “Health Services” cluster, where students heard from area professionals on a variety of career paths in that category. 
Johnnie Davis, iterim president of Tarkio College, welcomed students from Rock Port, Tarkio, Fairfax and West Nodaway to the college’s Career Pathway Program on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. 
Tommy Dow, owner of Dow Construction was a speaker in the “Industrial and Engineering Technology” cluster
The Career Fair featured the following speakers:
Health Services: Jay Stanton- CH-F Director Rehabilitation, Denise McEnaney- Director of Nutritional Services, CH-F,  Kris Umbarger- Community Health Care Foundation, Nathan Johnson Chief Human Resource Officer, CH-F.
Industrial & Engineering Technology: Tommy Dow – Dow Construction, James Navin – Vestas Wind Turbines, Bill Hull- Quality Auto Repair, Plumbing/HVAC – Jade Hagey.
Business Management & Technology: Keaton Lundquist- Nutrien Ag, Rhonda Herrick- New York Life (Colflesh Financial), Kent Fisher- Fisher Insurance, Michael Richardson – Midwest Data.
Arts & Communication: Joyce Cronin- Nodaway Broadcasting, Dave Wynn- Tarkio Glass Company, W.C.- Farmer Photography, Deanna Anderson – Earl May
Human Services: Glen Scott- pastor and counselor, Shawn Minter-Minter Funeral Chapel, Kathy Athen- Hair and seamstress, Tyson Gibbons- Tarkio Police Chief.
Natural Resources & Agriculture: Greg Young, Rick Bradley-Golden Triangle, Chad Cormley and Chad Derr- Hiawatha Implement, Rod Wilcox Erickson Farms.