The annual Cass County College & Career Expo, designed to open doors to the future for area high school and college students as well as the general public, is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Logansport High School’s Berry Bowl.
Area employers are invited to participate to promote current job openings and internship opportunities as well as talk with students about the skills needed to secure a position with their organization.
Employers interested in participating should contact Suzanne Dillman, associate director of enrollment services and admissions for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Service Area, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 574-398-6090.
Representatives from colleges and universities across the state also will be on hand to discuss the career and educational opportunities they offer.
“We are excited to be hosting the event again this year in partnership with the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce and Logansport High School,” Dillman said. “We want to help our high school and college students, as well as the public, understand what technical and soft skills are needed for future career success to assure we have a pipeline of qualified potential employees to meet area employer needs today and into the future.”
The event will be targeted at 10th to 12th grade students from Logansport High School and the Century Career Center, Pioneer High School juniors and students and alumni from Ivy Tech as well as the general public. Chamber members have been invited to participate along with employers who work with Ivy Tech in recruiting new employees.
Bill Cuppy, president of the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, said, “At the Chamber of Commerce and Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization, we focus on business retention/expansion, business attraction and workforce development. Ivy Tech plays a major role in all three of our goals for this community.”
Cuppy emphasized the importance of having an Ivy Tech campus in Logansport that offers the opportunity of enhancing the workforce skills for both existing industries and those that are interested in making Logansport their future home.
“The staff works closely with our local businesses and also our local school corporations to better understand the local needs and does their part to provide the skills needed to assist in meeting that demand,” he said. “Over the years, Ivy Tech has been very instrumental in organizing and providing the college and career fair. I do know that this event has paired individuals seeking a career with businesses that have a vacant position, which has immensely benefited our workforce development objectives.”