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The L.E.A.P. (Learning Endorsements and Professions) Youth Career Expo was held on January 27th at the Love Civic Center in Paris. Hosted by Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas and the Lamar County Coalition for Education Business and Industry, the event invited 8th graders from the area to meet and interact with local employers and professionals. The event gave students an inside and hands on look at many of the professions available in the local job market. Eighth grade students in Texas start making some early career related education choices prior to entering high school. These students left with a better of understanding of career options and better prepared to make career choices now and in the future. More than 35 local employers and training organizations participated in this year's event.
With approximately 700 total students in attendance, the following schools were represented at the LEAP Expo:
A special thanks to our event sponsor: Campbell Soup Supply Company.