Building Bridges to Careers thankful for support of Career Day

Building Bridges to Careers of Washington County held its annual Family Career Awareness Day on October 19th at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Over 300 students and parents from all over Washington and Wood County attended to eagerly learn about career paths and opportunities in our area. We attribute our increased attendance this year to the support of our local schools and the efforts of Tonya Davis to talk with as many students as possible.

The following 48 businesses, agencies and educational institutions are to be commended for devoting their time to inspire and inform our youth and their parents: Assist to Succeed Marietta, Belpre Historical Society, Best One Computers, Buckeye Hills Regional Council, Burgess & Niple Inc., The Career Center – Adult Technical Training, The Castle Museum, Ely Chapman Education Foundation, Glenwood Community, Greenleaf Landscapes , Hino Motors Manufacturing, Hi-Vac Corporation, IBEW L.U. 972, JaniSource , justAjar Design Press / Marietta College Art Dept., Kraton Polymers, Marietta Board of Realtors, Marietta City Schools, Matheny Motors, Memorial Health System, Micro Machine Works, Inc., Mid Ohio Valley Bulk Transport/Mid Ohio Valley Lime, Morrison Inc, Mov2Go, ODOT District 10, OSU Extension, Pathways Employment Solutions, Perry & Associates, Pickering Associates, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 168 JATC, Ray Costa – Financial Advisor Northwestern Mutual, Seven Ranges Radio, Simonton Windows , Solvay, Theisen Brock, LPA, U.S House of Representative Bill Johnson, United States Army, Upward Bound College Prep, Academy/Educational Talent Search, Vizions Inspections, Washington County Career Center – High School, Washington County Family and Children First, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Electric Cooperative, Washington State Community College, WesBanco Bank, Inc., WVU-Parkersburg, Grimm Scientific , LIGHTS.

Thank you to all of our vendors for participating and for their door prize donations, and kudos to the parents and students who attended.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to: Dough Boyz Pizza, Domino’s, Pastime Pizza, Smitty’s, and Papa John’s for donating dinner for the evening; Mark Doebrich for coordinating the PA system; and all of our volunteers and committee members! Stay tuned for our 2018 event as we continue our collaborative efforts to help students find their futures and grow our local workforce! Thank you.

Tasha Werry

Executive Director

Building Bridges to Careers