Cass County College & Career Expo on April 25 will feature 18 colleges, 45+ employers

Last Updated on April 23, 2017 by cassnetwork

LOGANSPORT, Ind. – More than 45 central Indiana employers and 18 Indiana colleges and universities are planning to participate in the Cass County College & Career Expo set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at the Logansport High School Berry Bowl.

Ivy Tech Community College, Trine University, the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, and Logansport High School are sponsoring the expo, which is open to students, alumni and community members seeking part-time, full-time or internship positions or hoping to learn more about educational opportunities offered by colleges throughout the state of Indiana.

The event is open without charge and provides participants the chance to meet with employers and discuss potential job opportunities. Representatives from colleges throughout the state of Indiana also will be on hand to discuss options in higher education.

“Anyone interested in a full-time or part-time job, internship, or even volunteer opportunity is provided a greater advantage by networking with prospective employers while attending this career expo,” said Suzanne Dillman, associate vice chancellor of student affairs and career development advisor at Ivy Tech Community College Logansport.

“Many of the employers who are participating currently have job openings, so everyone attending should plan to bring their resume, dress in professional business attire and be prepared to talk with potential employers,” she continued. “The day is about networking and learning what technical skills and soft skills they are looking for in a qualified candidate.”

Logansport High School sophomores, juniors and seniors and Century Career Center students also will participate in the expo.

Matt Jones, principal at Logansport High School stated, “Preparing our students to be college- and career-ready is at the heart of what we do here at LHS.

“This expo fits perfectly into our goals and allows students to learn about various fields and industries with real-life application,” he continued. “An experience like this builds that relationship with the post-high-school global world in which they live.”

The event also offers a great opportunity for career exploration.

“Even if you’re not looking for a job right now, this is a great place to find out what kind of jobs are out there and what kind of credentials you’d need to qualify,” said Marcia Worland, director of Marketing and Communication for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region. “Admissions officers from Ivy Tech, Trine University and other colleges throughout the state will be on hand to talk about options for coming back to college to get the certificates or degrees that will open doors to new careers.”

For more information, contact Suzanne Dillman at 574-398-6090 or sdillman@ivytech.edu or Lori Lange, director of Trine’s Logansport Education Center for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, at 754-516-1218 or langel@trine.edu.

Download the College and Career Expo participant list.

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College