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Calhoun to Host 2014 Workforce Expo

1/30/2014

The Decatur campus of Calhoun Community College will be the site for the 2014 CAREER AND WORKFORCE EXPO, scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 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.

This year, the Expo will focus on exposing students to the current lack of soft skills which exist in the workplace.  Information about the five soft skills of  Communication, Teamwork, Professionalism, Adaptability, and Self-Motivation, will be found at various booths throughout the Expo.  “Those students attending the event will also have the opportunity to visit booths and displays which will be more interactive this year, with a number of hands-on activities to catch their interest,” commented Gwen Baker, coordinator of Calhoun’s Tech Prep program and the Workforce Expo.

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 the event is Joe Wheeler EMC.  Silver sponsors are 3M, Bunge, Redstone Federal Credit Union and Toray CFA.  Special support is provided each year by 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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