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Expanded Business Education - CPS Career Expo Occurs Friday

October 26, 2016

For Immediate Release — October 26, 2016
Contact: Janet Walsh, Director, CPS Public Affairs: (513) 363-0023, 207-8181(M), walshja@cps-k12.org

Expanded Business Education - CPS Career Expo Occurs Friday
Program Designed to Prepare Future Workforce, Fill Job Gaps, Grows to 8 Schools

WHAT: Second annual and expanded Career Expo sponsored by the Business-Education Connectivity Council, an outgrowth of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Leadership Action program. The Expo, part of a comprehensive career and workforce-readiness preparation program involving 11th-graders at eight Cincinnati Public Schools high schools, features more than 40 booths staffed by business representatives, including major Cincinnati-area employers.

WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2016 – 9:20 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Best Time for Media: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Xavier University’s Cintas Center Schiff Conference Center
1614 Herald Avenue – Evanston (45207)

WHO: Representatives of 48 Cincinnati businesses and organizations

  • 11th grade students, staff and principals from eight CPS high schools
  • Representatives of the Business-Education Connectivity Council
  • CPS administrators and career-based learning specialists

Eleventh-graders at eight CPS high schools will get a jump on success in future careers by meeting with prospective employers during the second Business-Education Connectivity Council - CPS Career Expo.

In contrast to the typical high school career day, the Expo is part of a comprehensive yearlong career-readiness program developed in partnership with the Business-Education Connectivity Council in conjunction with the Chamber’s Leadership Action program. Plans are in the works to expand to even more schools next year, with the eventual goal of taking the program to all schools to position students for success in postsecondary education and jobs, contributing to the regional economy. In CPS, the program is part of the district’s My Tomorrow initiative to ensure students are ready for the real world following graduation.

Attention Reporters and Editors: Coverage welcome! To arrange for interviews of students, principals, business volunteers and members of the Business Education Connectivity Council, please contact Jill Hollander at (513) 207-0031 (cell).


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