Career Expo

Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development is partnering with Cowley County School Districts, local businesses, organizations and educational institutions to host the third annual Career Expo for high school freshman.

The intent of the event is to expose students to a wide range of careers. Businesses and educational institutions are invited to attend and provide a hands-on activity or demonstration pertaining to a career or careers plus provide pertinent information such as career opportunities at their business or in their career field, cost of education at their college, career outlook, etc. Information may be provided through a variety of ways such signage, displays, or handouts.

The venue will be sectioned by career pathways, each pathway contains booths or stations that the students will be encouraged to go visit/participate with during their 2 hour shift. Students will be given a “map” showing where each pathway is located in the venue. We will be having 3 shifts and expect about 200 students for each shift.

Participants may have as much space as needed as some will only require a table and others may be bringing vehicles, equipment, and have large demonstrations. Weather permitting; there is ample outdoor space as well.

Businesses in the career pathways are free to form creative ways to encourage students to come to your booth or multiple booths with in your career pathway. If you know of anyone else that we should be including in this event, please let me know. We want this to be an amazing event for all of our participants and your input is very helpful to us.

Because of the nature of this event there are very few guidelines as to what we expect from the participating businesses and colleges. We are confident that you, an expert in your field, will have creative ideas as to how to present careers to high school freshman.

Thank you for your commitment to career expo. An event of this magnitude is not possible without help from businesses such as yours. Any questions, concerns and ideas can be directed to ashowalter@cowleycounty.org call 620-221-9951 as well as request a participation form.

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