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  • County's Youth Career Expo is May 6

    Apr 20, 2015 | Read More News
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    Youth Career Expo“New and Emerging Technologies” is  the focus of a Youth Career Expo open to Pima County youth age 14-21 to be held Wednesday, May 6, 3-6 p.m. at Universal Avionics, 3260 E. Universal Way. The emerging technology field encompasses both new developments in technological devices that offer new career paths and technological advances in tradition career fields. 

    The expo will feature employers and educators representing the fields of robotics, bio-medical, law enforcement, military, aviation manufacturing and more.

    The event also will feature career pathway breakout sessions, informational booths for youth and parents and a keynote speech by Misa Gonzales, and educator turned motivational speaker who was named a White House Champions of Change honoree. The program honors ordinary Americans doing “extraordinary things in their communities,” according to the program’s website.

    Educators and companies participating in the Youth Career Expo include Embry Riddle, IBM, the Joint Technical Education District, Universal Avionics Systems Corp., Paragon Space Development Corp., LCMS Solutions, Southwest Gas, Advantage Micro Corp. and the Air National Guard.

    Registration deadline is Friday, May 1. RSVP to Linda Reyes at Attendees needing assistance with transportation should alert Linda Reyes.

    “This is our fifth Career Expo where we have offered youth the chance to explore many career options that otherwise were unknown to them,” said Vaughn Croft, who represents the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent and chairs the Youth Council of the county’s Workforce Investment Board, one of the sponsors of the career expo. “I really hope students and parents come out to join us and see the many doors that are open to them.”

    The event also is sponsored by the Pima County One-Stop Career Center, Universal Avionics and Tucson Youth Development.