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CCC annual Career Expo to offer local students real-life college, career insight
CLARKSDALE – Local high schoolers will get a first-hand look at the variety of educational opportunities available at Coahoma Community College (CCC) as well as local career prospects during CCC’s annual Career Expo.

CCC annual Career Expo to offer local students real-life college, career insight

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

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Mon Feb 13, 2017

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Pictured, from left, CCC Career and Technical Education Counselors Tolernisa Butler and Marcia Gatewood review plans for CCC's annual Career Expo, slated for Wednesday, March 29 in the Pinnacle. 

CLARKSDALE – Local high schoolers will get a first-hand look at the variety of educational opportunities available at Coahoma Community College (CCC) as well as local career prospects during CCC’s annual Career Expo.

The free event, organized by CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE), will run from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 29, in the Pinnacle and will highlight CCC departments, programs and local businesses.

Unlike the typical career fair, organizers Tolernisa Butler and Marcia Gatewood, both CCC CTE counselors, said the event is designed to provide students with several takeaways and real-life information to assist them in making successful post-secondary and career transitions.

“This year our theme will be ‘College to Career,’” said Butler. “Our goal is to expose students to the variety of educational and career opportunities that they have available after graduation.”

According to Gatewood, seniors from CCC’s five-county service district (Coahoma, Tunica, Quitman, Tallahatchie and Bolivar Counties) have been specifically targeted for the annual event.

“This is a great opportunity for our area high school students to meet CCC faculty and staff members as well as local business leaders who can provide them valuable insight into their future careers,” she said.

In addition to getting the seniors thinking about college, the event is also an opportunity to link employers with potential workers.

“Employers are always looking for skilled, dedicated workers,” said Butler. “This event provides businesses with the opportunity to connect with local talent and advise them early on entering a career pathway.”

Those who can’t make the event will be able to tune in live on CCC’s campus radio station (91.3 FM) to hear some of the vital educational information and resources shared.

“We’re excited to offer this opportunity that will expose these seniors to the various career and employment opportunities available to them, and we hope that they will leave here seriously considering CCC as their next step after graduation,” Butler said.

For questions or more information, Butler at (662) 621-4188 or Gatewood at (662) 621-4849.

CLICK HERE to register your school or local business for CCC’s 2017 Career Expo!