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Expo to Entice Students to Choose Public Service Career Paths

Who:
City of Houston
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Houston Independent School District
15 colleges and universities
More than a dozen agencies and private-sector companies
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Workforce Solutions
Greater Houston Partnership
Project Grad
Big Brothers and Big Sisters

What:
2012 Career Day Expo

When:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where:
George R. Brown Convention Center Exhibit Hall B, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Notes:
This career expo will expose high school students to hundreds of career paths in the public sector and in local major industries.
Scores of organizations and companies will showcase the careers they offer – many little known – with exhibits, demonstrations and discussions. The event is expected to draw 1,000 youngsters.

Initially planned by the City to inform students of municipal government career choices, the event has since expanded to include the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Houston Independent School District, 15 colleges and universities and more than a dozen agencies and private-sector companies. Partners also include the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Workforce Solutions, Greater Houston Partnership, Project Grad and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Part of the city’s community sustainability initiative to grow its own workforce, the event will also feature real-life examples of employees who will talk about their distinct jobs and paths to success.

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Contact:
Janice Evans-Davis
janice.evans@houstontx.gov
832-393-0800 (o)
713-376-0525 (c)

Jessica Michan
jessica.michan@houstontx.gov
832-393-0804 (o)
713-834-7127 (c)

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