Area high school graduations aren't for another seven months but it's never too early to start looking ahead to a possible career and educational plan after high school. That's why South Plains Workforce is holding their 13th Annual South Plains Career Expo. More than 4,000 area students will be at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center getting a hands on look at the different career industries in Lubbock.
Businesses will be set up throughout the Civic Center armed with information for students and potential employees. However, the expo isn't focusing on specific businesses. Instead, organizer Cindy Miller says it's offering up interactive exhibits and booths aimed at showcasing different careers and fields.
"They will show them some hands on things that they will would able to do in that particular industry. There will be colleges here that relate to those particular industries so the students can find out more about what kind of education they need to pursue in order to pursue that particular career field," Miller said
Universities from across the state will also be at the expo, including Texas Tech University, South Plains College, Lubbock Christian University, Wayland Baptist University, West Texas A&M and the University of Texas.
The career expo serves all of Region 17, which includes 59 school districts from Paducah all the way to Seminole. However, if your student is not part of that group, or if they are home schooled, they are still welcomed to attend.
The South Plains Career Expo begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until noon at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. For more information you can visit the event's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Plains-Career-Expo/355072644570150
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