The Daily Express

High School Sophomores Learn about Careers at Hancock County Career Forum Tuesday at Owens

FINDLAY-More than 1,400 sophomore high school students from Hancock County are expected to visit the Owens Community College Findlay Campus Tuesday, March 12 to learn about career opportunities at the fourth annual "Hancock County Career Forum".

Co-sponsored by Owens Community College and the Hancock County Educational Service Center, the Career Forum will expose students to a variety of potential career opportunities, as well as providing them with helpful guidance in making those career choices. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Owens Findlay Campus, Cory and Davis streets.

Students will have the opportunity to visit with approximately 42 professionals from Northwest Ohio who specialize in the areas of photography, athletic coaching, interior design, engineering, elementary education, physical therapy, law enforcement, law, nursing, military, medicine, music, landscaping, agriculture, journalism, parks and recreation, pharmacy and more.

Individuals from these specializations will discuss responsibilities within their particular profession to students in a small group format. The professionals also will answer questions about their careers, as well as advise students how to begin choosing a career path. Each student will have the opportunity to attend four 40-minute sessions.

"The Hancock County Career Forum is a great opportunity for sophomore high school students to be exposed to a variety careers, as well as to begin thinking about career aspirations after high school graduation," said Dr. Bill Ivoska, Owens Director of Admissions. "The earlier students are excited about their career possibilities for the future, the easier it is for them to establish realistic goals."

The schools scheduled to attend include Arcadia High School, Arlington High School, Cory-Rawson High School, McComb High School, Liberty-Benton High School, Van Buren High School and Vanlue High School.

On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio. Owens offers over 100 career-oriented programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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