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Education

West Ga. Tech plans career fair June 6


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 25, 2018 - 5:02 PM

West Georgia Technical College, in conjunction with YouScience career guidance organization, will be presenting a Career Fair of the Future for graduating high school seniors on Wednesday, June 6.

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at WGTC’s LaGrange Campus, 1 College Circle in LaGrange, for students from Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties.

“This event is an opportunity for students to discover their best-fit career paths before starting the college process,” said Ben Chambers, WGTC Director of Public Relations and Communications. “The results of the YouScience online software profile will conserve families time and money by putting the student in position to begin their secondary education with a clear direction on a continuing education and career path.”

YouScience has created a precise profile that assists with career guidance and helps provide each student with a personalized online profile.

“Statistically, we know that 47 percent of graduating seniors in these areas will not be enrolled in post-secondary at this same time next year,” said Phillip Hardin, CEO of YouScience. “However, based on the YouScience results from more than 50,000 Georgia students, it’s clear that these students have the talent to meet Georgia’s high demand workforce needs.”

In addition to sessions on admissions and financial aid, the agenda includes workshops from Georgia’s high-demand industries including construction, manufacturing, health care and information technology. Based on their YouScience career guidance results, students will be personally matched into their best-fit programs to learn from professors and industry leaders about local career opportunities.

Application fees for WGTC will be waived and a free lunch will be provided by the sponsors. The LaGrange campus is located at 1 College Circle in LaGrange.