Sophomore Career Fair for students at local high school set for Friday at JWCC

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QUINCY — The West Central Region Sophomore Career Fair will be held on the main campus of John Wood Community College on Friday, Jan. 27. Nearly 900 students from high schools in Adams, Pike, Hancock and Brown counties will attend the fair.

Professionals from the region will be giving presentations in 15 different career cluster areas and the military. Each student will attend two of these 50-minute presentations. The career fair is divided into a morning session from 9 to 10:45 a.m. and an afternoon session from 12:10 to 1:55 p.m.

More than 45 professionals will present about the opportunities within their area of business. Presenters will share information regarding the job environment, employer expectations, salary and education or training needed to succeed. Many careers from nationally recognized career clusters will be represented at the career fair.

The career fair is sponsored by The West Central Region Education for Employment System No. 240. John Wood Community College allows WCR to use its facility for this event.

The West Central Region Education for Employment System is a regional cooperative of 10 school districts in Adams, Pike and Hancock counties and one of 57 systems in Illinois that function to coordinate career and technical education programs and services for students enrolled in participating schools.

WCR prepares students for entry-level employment or further post-secondary education through career and technical education programs delivered at area high schools and the Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center. The WCR/QAVTC mission is to provide career and technical education programs where students can establish and develop future career goals. To learn more, go to

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