Cass County College and Career Expo set for April 24

LOGANSPORT, Ind. – More than 35 central Indiana employers and 15 Indiana colleges and universities are planning to participate in the Cass County College & Career Expo set for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Logansport High School Berry Bowl.

Ivy Tech Community College, Trine University Logansport, the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, and Logansport High School are sponsoring the expo. The event is open to Ivy Tech and Trine University students and alumni, high school students and community members seeking part-time or full-time jobs or internship positions or interested in learning 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. Indiana college representatives also will be on hand to discuss options in higher education. In addition, Ivy Tech faculty will be showcasing the degree and certificate programs offered at both the Logansport and Kokomo campuses with hands-on activities and displays.

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

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

Dillman said Ivy Tech admission representatives will be available to answer questions about Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant. The state program provides funding for qualified individuals to cover tuition and fees for short-term training in selected high-demand career fields, regardless of income level.

Logansport High School sophomores, juniors and seniors and Century Career Center students along with juniors from Pioneer High School will participate in the expo.

“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, vice chancellor of enrollment services for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo service area.  “Admissions officers from Ivy Tech, Trine University and other colleges throughout the state will be on hand to talk about options for coming to college to get the certificates or degrees that will open doors to new careers.”

For more information, contact Dillman at 574-398-6090 or sdillman@ivytech.edu or Lori Lange, director of Trine University’s Logansport Education Center for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, at 574-516-1218 or langel@trine.edu. Participating employers and colleges can be viewed at https://www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/13980.html.

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region