(Helping Youth Prepare for Employment)
The HYPE – Career Expo will allow students to visit employers about job opportunities in the Brazos Valley. This event aims to educate students about the amazing diversity of career opportunities in our region and the skills they will need to pursue their career choices.
Employers that represent the fastest-growing career industries in our region will be at the Expo. These employers come from all seven counties and represent healthcare, manufacturing, production, construction, energy, education, government, hospitality and business. They’ll be demonstrating the types of jobs and job functions they have in their industry. Youth will have the opportunity to interact with employers they could one day be employed by and find out what they need to learn to be competitive for these future jobs.
The Brazos Valley’s future labor force, the students, benefit from this kind of career exposure at this critical time in their education. It is an added boost to keeping these future workers engaged in learning skills and knowledge related to their career choices. Whether a student decides to go directly to college after graduation, is looking for employment to help defray college costs, wants to pursue technical education, or goes straight into work upon graduation this is an opportunity for them to connect with the employers that make up our local communities.