02/14/11 — Middle school career fair to kick off this Thursday

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Middle school career fair to kick off this Thursday

By From staff reports
Published in News on February 14, 2011 1:46 PM

This week, more than 1,400 youths will converge on the Goldsboro Family YMCA to learn more about local businesses and industries.

Seventh-grade students from public, private and home schools will attend the second annual Middle School Career Fair. The two-day event will take place on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The concept was introduced last year in partnership with the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and Wayne Education Network, to educate younger students on potential careers and opportunities available to them locally.

"This Middle School Career fair is a great opportunity for younger school students to have a firsthand look at businesses located in Wayne County and to begin thinking about career paths that are available to them after they graduate high school," said Sharon Gay, WCPS Lead Teacher for Career and Technical Education.

At the upcoming career fair, approximately 70 businesses are registered to participate, added Erlene Brogden, director of career and technical education with the school system.

"We appreciate their support in partnering with the district in this career fair," she said. "We would also be remiss if we did not thank the Goldsboro YMCA for hosting the event, and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and the Wayne Education Network for their efforts in making this event a success for students and the community."