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Area employers invited to participate in Cass County College & Career Expo

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 23, 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 Community College’s Kokomo Service Area, by email at 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. Event sponsors include the Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce, Logansport High School and Ivy Tech Community College.
“We are excited to be hosting the event 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 so we have a pipeline of qualified potential employees to meet area employer needs today and in the future.”
The event will be targeted at 10th to 12th grade students from Logansport High School and the Century Career Center 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, explained that the Chamber of Commerce and the Cass Logansport Economic Development Organization (CLEDO) focus on business retention/expansion, business attraction and workforce development with Ivy Tech playing a major role in achieving all three of those goals. 

“We are blessed to have an Ivy Tech here in Logansport to enhance the workforce skills for both our existing industries and those that are interested in making Logansport their future home,” Cuppy said. “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. 

“Over the years, Ivy Tech has been very instrumental in organizing and providing the College and Career Fair,” he added. “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.”

For more information and registration materials, contact Dillman by email at or by telephone at 574-398-6090.