Whitehall students will have the opportunity to learn about postgraduate opportunities and vocations at a career fair beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Whitehall-Yearling High School, 675 S. Yearling Road.

At least 30 businesses and organizations are expected to attend, up slightly from the 26 that attended Whitehall-Yearling's first career fair last year, said Joyce Turnbull, a Chicago-area resident and 1969 graduate of Whitehall-Yearling High School who helped organize the first and current career fair.

The fair originally was slated Feb. 1, but snowy weather forced its postponement.

The event has several new offerings, Turnbull said, including military organizations.

In addition, she said, this year's career fair is open to the public.

The fair also will be made available this year to students from Rosemore Middle School, who will be bused to the high school, said Pam Glass, a transition coordinator at Whitehall-Yearling High School and an organizer of the event.

The career fair will be open to students from 2 to 6 p.m. March 8 and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. for the public, Glass said.

"The career fair is meant to introduce our students to (post-graduate) employment opportunities and vocations available to them," Glass said.

Many of the vendors and organizations are from Whitehall, including Alliance Data and Heartland Bank, Turnbull said.

Other participants will include Lane Aviation, FedEx, the YMCA of Central Ohio, the Whitehall Division of Fire and Police, and the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Army.

For more information about the career fair, visit the district's website, www.whitehallcityschools.org.