The March 4 Logan County Workforce Expo went spectacularly. Feedback of the event was very positive and all look forward to the event next year. Businesses and students express great interest in next year’s Expo and have requested more interaction time for interviews and learning more about the companies.
There were approximately 800 junior and senior students who attended. 83% of the students found the Expo very helpful. Approximately 107 seniors were given the opportunity to interview at the Expo and there were 10 known jobs offered and accepted in the first week following the event.
“It opened my eyes to all of the opportunities there are around here.” – Bellefontaine Student
“I loved it so much. I talked to the two places I wanted to know most about and the ladies gave me so much good advice and information.” –Benjamin Logan student
“I met with many different employers I wouldn’t have seen on my own.” – Calvary Christian
“I found a few job opportunities.” – Ohio Hi-Point student
“I was able to get a few interviews in hopes of a local job.” – Indian Lake student
“Had a couple of interviews and now know what to work on.” – Riverside student
Students have requested additional businesses to participate. They would like to see more STEM (Science, Technology, and Engineering & Mathematics) employers, food service, agriculture, retail and auto/mechanical shops.
81% of the companies involved found the Expo to be above average and a valuable tool for the future employment in Logan County. NEX is quoted stating “I thought this event was awesome! I think it was very helpful for students. I hope you will have this event next year.” Logan County Co-op shared that the organization of the Expo was great.
100% of the companies who participated would like to return next year.
The Logan County businesses also invite the opportunity to address the need for an adult Workforce Expo.
Overall the Workforce Expo was very beneficial to students as well as businesses and industries. Please save the date on your calendar, next year’s Workforce Expo is planned for March 17th, 2017 at Indian Lake High School.
Submitted by the Midwest Regional ESC.