The College and Career Fair will take place at the Mississippi State Extension Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, according to Jennifer Koon, the CTE Counselor for the Alcorn Career and Technology Center.
“We expect to have incredible participation in this event,” Koon said. “At this time, there are over 40 organizations that will be there to set up booths for our high school senior students.”
Participants will include high school seniors from all the Alcorn County and Corinth school districts.
"The job fair gives the career delegates an opportunity to see what the real world is about," ACTC's Student Services Coordinator Robert Suitor said. "Their exposure to employers and the community aids them in seeing jobs which one day may be available to them. Some delegates, in the past, have been sent references they can use for their own job applications."
Representatives from universities, Northeast Mississippi Community College, trade and technical schools, businesses, industries, the military, and local, state and government agencies will set up displays and be on hand to answer questions concerning careers and pathways to higher education.
"The opportunities realized by the Center's Career Delegates could be far reaching," saidRichard Turner, ACTC director. "The contact and impression made as these students work with the representatives of industry, agencies, and institutions of higher learning could impact their lives for years to come."
The schedule for each school is set for Biggersville High School to get things started from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Kossuth from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., Alcorn Central from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and Corinth from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.