It wasn't really homecoming at Cecil's School of Technology last week.
It just seemed like it.
Former students flocked to the school for the ninth annual Job Fair. And they weren't there looking for employment. They were hoping to hire students currently enrolled.
Each year the school hosts a job fair in an effort to expose students to the local job market. Students also get a chance to try out their interview skills, ask questions, and practice dressing professionally to meet prospective employers.
Samantha Marcum is a CCST graduate who now works at Hair Cuttery. "I was working at Hair Cuttery before I graduated from here," said Marcum.
Chris Cavanaugh works for H&B Plumbing. He studied plumbing and HVAC at CCST in 1992-93. "I've made a career of it and it's been a good career. We're hoping to hire at least a few," said Cavanaugh.
Wayne Tome, Sr. attended CCST in the early 1980s and studied carpentry. He was there recruiting last week for the Baltimore County Fire Department. He said what he learned at the tech school in carpentry helped him understand how buildings were constructed. That has helped him in his fire department career.
James Weckerly works at the Chesapeake House on I-95. He attended CCST studying computers. He said that has helped him in his job.
Denise McGee works at All About You salon. She studied cosmetology at CCST. She said of the seven staffers at the salon, five graduated from CCST. She was hoping to hire more stylists.
Dylan Scarbery studied electrical trades at CCST. He was back last week, recruiting for the U.S. Air Force. He was decked out in full uniform.
"(Instructor) Vic Voshell helped me a lot. Stuff he taught me got me through basic training," said Scarbery.
Michael Morgan owns Heartwood Landscaping. He currently employs two CCST graduates. "They're good. The skill set they learned here, that's what we're looking for," said Morgan. "They know what's safe and and what's not safe. We could take five employees right now."
Daniel Chiominto is a current CCST student who was looking for work. Chiominto wants to be a forest ranger. He is enrolled in the Homeland Security program at the school.
"I'm quite nervous. This is a very big deal. This is all about your future," said Chiominto.