Wenatchee Learns Connect will host the 4th Annual North Central Washington College & Career Expo on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.
The expo is intended to help students explore a variety of future careers and educational opportunities as they prepare to enter the workforce or pursue post secondary education.
Attendance of 2,000 high school students is expected from the following schools;
Wenatchee, WestSide, Pateros, Brewster, Tonasket, Cascade and Cascade Discovery, Waterville, Wilson Creek, Entiat, Manson, Excel Alternative, Chelan, The River Academy and Quincy High Tech High.
The NCW College and Career Expo is one of the largest regional event of its kind in the state of Washington. Over 115 exhibitors representing a variety of businesses, industries, training programs, post secondary education and military will host tables and hands-on career connected learning experiences in the WVC gymnasium, Van Tassel Hall and Wells Hall.
New to the event are the addition of Soft Skill Hubs which are interactive stations for students to visit and learn valuable soft skills such as handshake, 60 second introduction, using social media and profession dress. The hubs will feature highly engaging activities and challenges hosted by Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce members; GWATA, Apple STEM Network, WorkSource, SkillSource, JCPenney and the Junior Service League of Wenatchee.
Another new addition to the expo experience is the “Build Your Career” area presented by the Central Washington Homebuilders Association. Students can try on different jobs in the construction industry through hands-on activities such as carpentry and flooring installation.
The NCW College & Career Expo is sponsored by Van Doren Sales, Pacific Aerospace & Electronics, Crunch Pak, Confluence Health, SkillSource, Giga Watt and the Yakima Valley College Northwest Wine Education Collaborative.
(Diana Haglund, Wenatchee Learns)