• ACC to Host The Connection

    ACC to Host The Connection
     
    Alvin Community College will help local high school students find the right path for their careers during The Connection on Saturday, October 16.
    The Connection is a career expo where professionals from various career fields will be on hand to answer questions about their jobs and the education needed for it.
    “It’s going to be very informative but also very fun,” said Sharmeal Archie, ACC Dual Enrollment advisor and event organizer.
    There will be many different industries represented at The Connection including healthcare, law enforcement, engineering, business, marketing, accounting and more.
    “We want to give students a chance to hear what it’s really like to be,” in a particular profession, said Amanda Smithson, ACC Dual Enrollment advisor who is also assisting with the event. “We want the students to understand what their educational path is going to look like.”
    The Connection was funded through a grant provided by the ACC Foundation through the Marguerite Edwards Trust.
    Archie said she felt motivated to start The Connection because so many students are interested in specific career fields without realizing that there are other possibilities.
    “There’s so much more out there in the healthcare industry that students don’t know about,” she said. “Speaking to individuals who do this day to day will be beneficial to students.”
    There will be Connection events also in the Spring.
    The Connection will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nolan Ryan Center, 2925 Bypass 35. There will be many giveaways and door prizes at the event as well as free food throughout the day.
    Spots for the event are limited and registration is required. For more information call 281-245-2726 or email sarchie@alvincollege.edu.

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