Last Updated on March 21, 2017 by cassnetwork
LOGANSPORT, Ind.—The first Cass County College & Career Expo, designed to open doors to the future for area high school and college students as well as the general public, is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Logansport High School’s Berry Bowl.
Representatives of more than 50 employers and 10 colleges and universities will be there to discuss the career and educational opportunities they offer. Event sponsors include the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce, Logansport High School, Trine University, and Ivy Tech Community College.
Employers interested in participating should contact Suzanne Dillman, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs and career development advisor for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region, by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 574-398-6090.
The event replaces a Logansport career fair that has been sponsored annually for a number of years by Ivy Tech Community College and Trine University. This year, Lori Lange, who serves as director of Trine’s Logansport Education Center for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, suggested expanding the event in conjunction with the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce, where she is currently president of the board.
“Expanding the annual career fair into something that will more broadly serve the community fit right in with one of the Chamber’s main goals,” Lange said. “We want to help area high school and college students understand what technical and soft skills are needed for future career success so we have a pipeline of qualified potential employees to meet area employer needs today and tomorrow.”
Working with Chamber Director Bill Cuppy, Lange enlisted the support of Logansport Schools Superintendent Michelle Starkey, Logansport High School Principal Matt Jones, and Century Career Center Director James Little in planning the College & Career Expo.
The event will be targeted at 10th to 12th grade students from Logansport High School and the Century Career Center and students and alumni from Ivy Tech and Trine as well as the general public. Chamber members have been invited to participate along with employers who work with Ivy Tech and Trine in recruiting new employees.
“Preparing our students to be ‘college and career ready’ is at the heart of what we do at Logansport High School,” LHS Principal Jones said. “This expo fits perfectly into our goals and allows students to learn about various fields and industries with real life application. An experience like this starts to build that relationship with the post high school global world in which they live.”
For more information and registration materials, contact Dillman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 574-398-6090 or Lange by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 574-516-1218.