The Tucker County Chamber of Commerce has announced it will be conducting the 2010 Tucker County High School Career Day on Oct. 26.
This event brings multiple representatives from a wide variety of workforce classifications to display what sort of work is available within that field. It also gives the students an opportunity to realize how much further education might be needed to succeed in that field as well as what amount of compensation can be expected.
"I am always pleasantly surprised to see just how many students engage our exhibitors in conversation," said Tina Lipscomb, Chamber of Commerce office manager. "If we can reach just one student that is unsure as to what he/she might do after graduation, then it is well worth all of our time and effort," Lipscomb said.
For more than 10 years, the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce has sponsored and organized this event. With the assistance of Mountain State Expo Services, the high school gymnasium is transformed and looks like an official trade/consumer show floor with full "pipe and drape" exhibit space.
"We get an amazing representation of the workforce and colleges to display and speak with the high school students," said Bill Smith, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. "In today's economy, employers are looking for a different skill set than in years past, and the exhibitors are here to share that information with the young adults at Tucker County High School."
The Tucker County Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization comprised of local and regional businesses committed to making Tucker County a better place to live work and to operate a business.
For more information on Career Day or chamber membership, call the Davis office at 304-259-5315.