GROVETOWN (WFXG) - The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County School District hold the inaugural Columbia County Career and College Expo Tuesday, Mar. 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown.
The event is free to all middle school and high school students and parents in the Greater Augusta region. Over 100 colleges, universities and area and regional businesses have registered to participate.
The goal of the Expo is to identify clear pathways from high school to a future career, whether that includes a four-year university, a two-year degree at a technical school or trade school, or going directly into the workforce. Designed to educate both middle and high students and parents on the vast career opportunities available, this initiative aligns the educational, technical and trade sectors with businesses. Over 100 colleges and universities, along with many businesses, have registered to participate.
Some of the colleges and universities scheduled to participate include: Augusta University, College of Coastal Georgia, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, and Valdosta State University.
Among the businesses scheduled to participate include: ADP, Belk, Duckworth Development, EMC Engineering Services, First Community Bank, Georgia Power, Ivey Homes, John Deere Commercial Products, Nuclear Workforce Initiative, Plumbers and Steamfitters, SITEL, Spherion Staffing Services, Textron Specialized Vehicles, The Augusta Chronicle, and University Health Care System.