CVCC Education Matters hosts Career Prep Conference 2017 for area high school seniors

From CVCC Education Matters Reports

Catawba Valley Community College and Education Matters hosted the “Education Matters Career Prep Conferences” on Wednesday, November 8 and on Friday, November 17 at CVCC’s Tarlton Complex.

Approximately 500 high school seniors from Newton-Conover High School, Discovery High School, Hickory High School and HCAM participated in the event to gain employability skills and valuable information to help them succeed in career preparation prior to high school graduation.

Newton-Conover/Discovery High School Seniors Education Matters Career Prep Conference 2017

Hickory High School/HCAM Seniors Education Matters Career Prep Conference 2017

Students rotated through four areas of activities introducing them to the education and career opportunities available to them.

Students met with Education Matters business professionals to participate in a one-on-one mock interview. The Career & College Ready portfolio, which included a resume and career goals, was reviewed during the interview.

Hickory Young Professionals (HYP)  chatted with students and offered career insight on how they prepared for their careers.

The students learned about the postsecondary educational opportunities and degree/certificate program areas available in Catawba County with CVCC, ASU, LRU, and NC Center for Engineering Technologies.

Students were also given campus tours with presentations in Advising, Automotive Systems Technology, Valley Sim Hospital, Horticulture and Turfgrass Technologies, and the CVCC Campus Store.

Education Matters, an initiative of CVCC, is a partnership between business, government, and education working together to increase the value of education and educational attainment in Catawba County.

Want to get involved? Contact:

Tracy Hall, Director
Education Matters in Catawba Valley
828.327.7000 x4851


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