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LLCC’s Workforce And Agriculture Career Expo

A Workforce Careers Expo was held on LLCC’s Springfield campus on September 21, in conjunction with the annual lineworker’s safety rodeo. Approximately 900 students from 32 area high school students were on LLCC’s campus to learn more about affordable training for high-demand, high-wage occupations.

In addition to the high-school students, nearly 70 area businesses and trade organizations participated as exhibitors bringing heavy equipment for a more hands-on approach for attendees. “The goal for the expo was to give students the chance to explore workforce careers while giving employers an opportunity to interact with potential future employees”, said Nancy Sweet, dean LLCC Workforce Institute.

The LLCC Workforce Institute offers certificate classes with convenient start dates that focus on trades at half the cost as private institutes in the areas such as automotive and diesel technology, welding, HVAC, construction and aviation.

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