CCC to host annual Career Expo Feb. 26
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is gearing up to host more than 1,000 local high school students and community members during its annual Career Expo Thursday, Feb 26.

CCC to host annual Career Expo Feb. 26

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Feb 10, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is gearing up to host more than 1,000 local high school students and community members during its annual Career Expo Thursday, Feb 26.

According to chairperson Charles Butler, CCC’s Career and Technical Education counselor, the free event, scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon in the Pinnacle, will feature exhibitors, industry and education opportunities, demonstrations and presentation for students and the general public.

High schools in Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Tallahatchie, and Tunica counties have been invited to participate, but others are welcomed to bring their students as well, Butler said.

“It’s a career awareness initiative for our students to become more cognizant of the career paths that       are available as well as an opportunity for some of our community members to become employed,” said Butler. “A lot of students have no idea what the criteria is or what they need to do to prepare for their career of choice. This gives them chance to engage and connect with employers who can expose them.”

With over 50 vendors expected to attend, it’s also an opportunity to link employers with job seekers.

“We have had in the past various organizations hire individuals on the spot during our Career Expo,” he said.

In addition, the event will feature professional development workshops and trainings on topics such as resume writing, college prep and social media. A live radio broadcast hosted by Elijah Mondy, owner of KJIW- FM 94.5, and CCC’s Yolanda Miller will also take place during the event.

 “We would like to encourage the community to come out and take advantage of exposure to these career and employment opportunities,” Butler said.

For more information or to register your school, organization or business contact Butler at (662) 621-4220, or via e-mail at cbutler@coahomacc.edu.