Area employers invited to participate in 2018 Cass County College & Career Expo on April 24

LOGANSPORT, Ind. – The second annual 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 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Logansport High School’s Berry Bowl.

Area employers are invited to participate to promote current job openings and internship opportunities as well as talk with students about the skills needed to secure a position with their organization.

Employers interested in participating should contact Suzanne Dillman, associate vice chancellor for student affairs for Ivy Tech’s Logansport site, by email at sdillman@ivytech.edu or by telephone at 574-398-6090.

Representatives from colleges and universities across the state also will be on hand 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.

“Last year’s event was a huge success with participants engaging with 18 college and university representatives and 44 employers,” Dillman said. “We want to help our high school and college students, as well as the public, 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 in the future.”

The event will be targeted at 10th to 12th grade students from Logansport High School and the Century Career Center, Pioneer High School juniors 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.

Lori Lange, who serves as director of Trine’s Logansport Education Center said, “The College and Career Expo is a great opportunity for employers to showcase their business to current and future local talent. To build workforce development in our community, we must educate students on local opportunities and encourage them to return here upon completion of their education.  For those who wish to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation, they can begin that search at the expo.  It also serves as an avenue for current job seekers in the general public to search for employment.”

For more information and registration materials, contact Dillman by email at sdillman@ivytech.edu or by telephone at 574-398-6090 or Lange by email at langel@trine.edu or by telephone at 574-516-1218.

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region