Davie County High School hosted its annual career expo at Davie High on February 21st to bring students together with local businesses. The goals of the expo were to:
- Help students connect with all of the various industries and careers available to them in Davie County.
- Identify future workforce needs in our community.
- Align educational programs offered at Davie High and Davidson Community College to meet the needs of our local businesses.
- Communicate employment needs and necessary credentials to students.
“Our goal is to provide information on all options regarding college and career opportunities for the students of Davie County,” said Anthony Davis, director of CTE and Federal Programs. “It is imperative we have a positive, collaborative relationship with the community college and businesses in our community in order to ensure the future success of our young people.”
Fifteen local businesses and DCCC took advantage of the opportunity to meet with around 500 students and to share what their company has to offer. Participants included: Ashley Furniture, Avgol, Davie Construction, Davie County Government, DCCC, Debbie’s Staffing, Dunlop Tyres, Foster Drug, Gildan, Ingersoll Rand, Members Credit Union, SafetyNetAccess, State Employees Credit Union, The Resource, UTI, Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Davie CONNECT and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce were instrumental in organizing the event.
Although this year’s career expo is over, there are still many ways for your company to connect with this future workforce. For more information, contact Davis at email@example.com or 336-751-5921 x1015 or Janet Barnes, career development coordinator, at Barnesj@davie.k12.nc.us or 336-751-5905.
For more information about Davie CONNECT, a new economic development initiative focused on connecting businesses to resources, kids to careers and providing innovative workforce solutions for Davie County, contact Carolyn McManamy, director, at 336-753-6670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.