Calhoun Community College To Host 2019 Career & Workforce Expo On February 5, 2019January 30, 2019
Calhoun Community College will host the 2019 Career & Workforce Expo on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Kelley Gymnasium on Calhoun’s Decatur campus.
The expo is an annual program sponsored by Calhoun’s Tech Prep Consortium in conjunction with the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce and the Morgan County Economic Development Association. The Calhoun Tech Prep Consortium includes Calhoun Community College, Athens City Schools, Decatur City Schools, Hartselle City Schools, Limestone County Schools, Madison City Schools, and Morgan County Schools. Last year, the expo brought in over 1,700 students, parents, and educators from Morgan, Lawrence, Limestone, and Madison counties.
“The Career and Workforce Expo is an opportunity for thousands of area high school students to visit Calhoun’s Decatur campus and connect with business and industry leaders in our area. Students will learn about programs available at Calhoun that can provide the skills these employers are seeking,” commented Gwen Baker, director of Calhoun’s Dual Enrollment and Tech Prep programs. “This year, as in the past, the focus is on bridging the skills gap identified by area businesses and industries among today’s workforce. This is particularly critical as new industry continues to be recruited to our region,” added Baker.
Further support is provided each year by area businesses and industries. This year’s Gold sponsor is Joe Wheeler EMC. Additional sponsors are 3M, Asahi KAESI, GE Appliances, NUCOR, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Pepsi, RUAG, Snap-on, Steelcase, and T&C Stamping, Inc.
For more information about the Expo, visit http://www.calhoun.edu/expo, or you may contact Gwen Baker, 256-306-2665/email firstname.lastname@example.org or Heath Daws, 256-306-2671/email email@example.com