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Cass County College and Career Expo set for April 19, 2022

Last Updated on March 14, 2022 by Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area

LOGANSPORT, Ind. – The 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 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 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 director of enrollment services and admissions for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo service area, by email at sdillman@ivytech.edu or by telephone at 574-398-6090. There is no charge to participate.

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 and Ivy Tech Community College.

“We are excited to be hosting the event again this year, since we weren’t able to offer it in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic,” Dillman said. “In 2019, the event was a huge success with participants engaging with 18 college and university representatives and 44 employers.”

Dillman said the event is designed to help area high school and college students, as well as the public, understand what technical and soft skills are needed for future career success. “The goal is to assure we have a pipeline of qualified potential employees to meet area employer needs today and in the future,” she said.

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 as well as the general public. Chamber members have been invited to participate along with employers who work with Ivy Tech in recruiting new employees.

Bill Cuppy, president of the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, said, “At the Chamber of Commerce and Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization, we focus on business retention/expansion, business attraction and workforce development. Ivy Tech plays a major role in all three of our goals for this community.”

Cuppy emphasized the importance of having an Ivy Tech campus in Logansport that offers the opportunity of enhancing the workforce skills for both existing industries and those that are interested in making Logansport their future home. 

“The staff works closely with our local businesses and also our local school corporations to better understand the local needs and does their part to provide the skills needed to assist in meeting that demand,” he said. “Over the years, Ivy Tech has been very instrumental in organizing and providing the college and career fair. I do know that this event has paired individuals seeking a career with businesses that have a vacant position, which has immensely benefited our workforce development objectives.”

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area