The LLCC Workforce Institute hosted a Workforce Careers Expo on September 28, in conjunction with the annual line workers safety rodeo. Approximately 550 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 50 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.
According to Josh Collins, assistant vice president, business relations, there are additional ways LLCC and employers can work together to enhance our community’s talent pipeline. “Bringing more than 500 students to campus to speak with local businesses and learn about career opportunities is definitely a step in the right direction,” says Collins.