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Published 10/14/2003
Owens Community College to Host "Construction Trades Career Expo", October 16

Over 850 students from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan will explore careers in construction as Owens Community College hosts a "Construction Trades Career Expo" on Thursday, October 16.

Sponsored by the Alliance of Construction Professionals, the event will occur from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the College's Audio/Visual Classroom Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo.

Attendees will be able to explore careers in insulation, boiler making, bricklaying, carpentry, masonry, floor laying, heating and air conditioning, iron working, mechanical equipment operations, millwrights, plastering, plumbing and roofing, among other areas. In addition, students will participate in interactive 3-D laser stations and view computer-aided design demonstrations.

"'Construction Trades Career Expo' day is a great opportunity for students to learn about the various careers within the construction," said Linda Stacy, Owens Vice President of the Workforce and Community Services Division. "Throughout the event, individuals can take advantage of the advice being offered by some of Northwest Ohio's premiere builders."

Among the local businesses participating in "Construction Trades Career Expo" are Project Village Bostleman Corp., Rudolph Libbe Inc., The Lathrop Co., A-Tech Welding Co. and Mosser Construction Inc.

Area middle and high schools attending the event include Eastwood Middle School, Edon High School, (Monroe) Jefferson High School, Leipsic High School, Napoleon Middle and High schools, Otsego High School, Penta Career Center, Springfield High School, Toledo Public Schools, Wauseon High School and Woodmore High School.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, 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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