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Calhoun Community College to Host 2013 Workforce Expo

1/30/2013

The Decatur campus of Calhoun Community College will be the site for the 2013 CAREER AND WORKFORCE EXPO, scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Kelley Gymnasium.

Last year, over 1,000 students, parents, and educators from communities and school systems across Calhoun's service area attended.  The Expo is targeted to high school and college students and brings together local businesses, industries and employers who provide the jobs in our area and the young people who will soon fill those jobs. The Expo is a day of career exploration and is not a job fair.  There is no charge to participate in this event.

“Workforce readiness is a need that is repeatedly identified among employers in this area.  The Career and Workforce Expo represents an effective way to reach hundreds of young people and to encourage them to begin preparing for the jobs of the future,” commented Gwen Baker, coordinator of Calhoun’s Tech Prep program.

The Career & Workforce Expo is an annual program sponsored by the Calhoun Community College Tech Prep Consortium in conjunction with the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and the Morgan County Economic Development Association.  Additional support is provided each year by area businesses and industries.  Gold sponsor for this year’s event is Joe Wheeler EMC.  Silver sponsors are 3M, Bunge, Eaton Corporation, Redstone Federal Credit Union and Toray CFA.  Decatur Morgan Hospital will sponsor this year’s Hospitality Room and special support is provided each year by the Pepsi Cola Decatur, LLC.

The Calhoun Tech Prep Consortium includes Calhoun Community College, Athens City Schools, Decatur City Schools, Hartselle City Schools, Limestone County Schools, Madison City Schools, and Morgan County Schools.

For more information about the Expo, contact Gwen Baker, Calhoun Tech Prep, at 256-306-2665 or via email at gzb@calhoun.edu .

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