Help Us Shape Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions, in partnership with the City of Poughkeepsie and the Poughkeepsie City School District, is thrilled to invite you to the inaugural 2024 Ethan Allen Trade Fair. This event marks a unique opportunity for industry front-runners like yourself to connect, engage, and inspire the next generation of skilled professionals.

Event Details

Date & Time: April 11, 2024 | Setup by 2:30 PM, Event from 4 PM – 6 PM

Location: The Gymnasium at Poughkeepsie High School, 70 Forbus St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

The program will begin promptly at 4 PM, but we encourage you to arrive at 2:30 PM to set up. Take advantage of this pre-event time to connect with fellow companies and job seekers. The gym will be accessible, allowing students to explore the tables before the panel discussion begins.

Why Participate?


Connect with Future Talent


Meet ambitious 11th and 12th graders, along with their guardians, to present internship opportunities and scout for potential recruits. This is your chance to shape and influence the future workforce—and even connect with current skilled professionals.


Share Your Expertise


Participate in our panel discussions and impart your valuable insights. Your experiences and knowledge can profoundly impact these young minds and their career choices. Where possible, we urge to you send representatives who will reflect the diversity of our audience, which will include people of various genders, ethnicities, and cognitive abilities. We feel it’s important that students see themselves in our presenters, instilling them with confidence as they choose a career path.


Boost Your Brand


Enhance your company’s visibility in the Hudson Valley. Network with other industry leaders, educators, and community members to strengthen your local presence.


Create Lasting Impressions


While we expect all attendees to be excited and engaged, remember that this event will be held after school. To ensure a fun atmosphere, we encourage all presenters to bring an item that can be raffled off to generate participation from the group. Even small items like gift cards are much appreciated. And if you make or repair a product at work, consider bringing one as a visual aid so students can see and touch a concrete result of their potential future job.


Thank you for you interest!

As of April 1, 2024, our company participant list is full. Should there be anyone unable to attend, we will contact additional companies in the order they signed up.


Ready to Make an Impact?

Your involvement in the 2024 Ethan Allen Trade Fair will help to nurture and develop the diverse workforce of tomorrow. Confirm your participation and be a part of this transformative experience.