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The L.E.A.P. (Learning Endorsements and Professions) Youth Career Expo was held on September 9th at the Texarkana Convention Center. Hosted by Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas, 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 50 local employers and training organizations participated in this year's event.
With approximately 750 total students in attendance, the following schools were represented at the LEAP Expo:
• Bloomburg• Hooks• Linden Kildare• Maud• McLeod• New Boston• Pleasant Grove• Red Lick• Redwater• Simms• Texas Middle School
A special thanks to our event sponsors: AEP Swepco, Express Employment Professionals, and TEXAR.