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4th Annual Career Expo a Success

Working Model Bike from the Mayor

Working Model Bike from the Mayor

(Lamar, Colorado; April 15, 2016) On Wednesday, April 13th, LCC hosted the Fourth Annual Career Expo in the Wellness Center.  The event was well-attended with 50 vendors, including business owners and area professionals, assisting community members, college students, and over 375 area high school students as they explored career options.

The CSP Drew a Crowd

The CSP Drew a Crowd

“The Career Expo provides students the opportunity to speak with professionals in their area of interest and ask many different questions,” remarked one of the event’s organizers, Deanna Siemsen.  “It’s really fun to see the interactions between the students and those that are passionate about what they do for a career!  Often times a student opens their mind to a different career path because of this unique opportunity.”

Kathy McCorkle from DSRC

Kathy McCorkle from DSRC

The Career Expo is designed to educate and inform students on the wide range of careers they could pursue.  Businesses were divided into sections according to the Colorado Career Cluster model.  LCC employees directed groups of students through the clusters as they toured the exhibits. During the expo students were encouraged to explore careers in many different fields. They spent 12 minutes at each cluster, allowing them to speak with representatives from multiple career fields and learn the ins and outs of the different jobs.

Looking a Little Pale Today!

Looking a Little Pale Today!

Each table within the clusters featured a different career and business professionals happily shared the pros and cons of their jobs as well as the skills and education necessary to be successful.

Cosmetology Ranked High for Interest

Cosmetology Ranked High for Interest

Thirteen schools attended the Expo including Campo, Granada, Holly, Lamar, McClave, Springfield, Wiley, Swink, Cheraw, Walsh, Pritchett, Crowley County, and Las Animas. LCC students and community members were also invited to attend the expo for personal direction.

2016 Career Fair LCC (6)

For more information about the Career Expo or if you would like to be involved in next year’s event, please contact Deanna Siemsen at 719.336.1527 or deanna.siemsen@lamarcc.edu.

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