Family Career Awareness Day recognized

Building Bridges to Careers held its annual Family Career Awareness Day on Oct. 18 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. About 300 students and parents from all over Washington and Wood counties attended to eagerly learn about career paths and opportunities in our area. We attribute our attendance to the support of our local schools and the efforts of Tonya Davis to talk with as many students as possible. The following 64 businesses, agencies and educational institutions are to be commended for devoting their time to inspire and inform our youth and their parents:

Appalachian Birth Co-Op (Wiyama Midwifery), Assist To Succeed, Back in Line, Buckeye Hills Regional Council, Burgess & Niple, Inc., The Career Center – Adult Technical Training, The Career Center-High School, dead-koi Illustration, Dimex LLC, Edward Jones, Ely Chapman Education Foundation, Epicenter Makerspace, Grimm Scientific Industries, Inc., Hi-Vac Corporation, Hino Motors Manufacturing, The iBelieve Foundation, Janisource, justAjar Design Press, Kraton Polymers, Local 168 JATC, Magnum Magnetics, Marietta and Beyond, Marietta City Schools, Marietta College-Geology, Marietta Electrical JATC / IBEW 972, Matheny Motors, Memorial Health System, Micro Machine Works, Inc., Moran Construction, Morrison Incorporated, National Guard, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Valley University, OSU Extension, Washington County, OTCO-The Operator Training Committee of Ohio, Inc., Par Mar Stores, Pathways Employment Solutions, People’s Bank, Perry & Associates, CPA’s, A.C., Pickering Associates, Power System Engineering, Skuttle IAQ Products, Solvay Specialty Polymers, Stacy Farm, Theisen Brock, LPA, Trademark Solutions, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Army, United States Marine Corp, Upward Bound/Educational Talent Search, Vizions Inspections, WASCO, Inc., Washington County Family and Children First, Washington County Job and Family Services, Washington County Public Library, Washington County Sherriff’s Office, Washington Electric Cooperative, Washington State Community College, Westbrook, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, WVUP Criminal Justice, WVUP Education Division, WVUP Nursing and Health Sciences Division, WVUP Student Services/Admissions.

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: DoughBoyz Pizza, Domino’s, East of Chicago, Over the Moon, Smitty’s, and Papa John’s for donating dinner for the evening and all of our volunteers and committee members! Also thank you to ManCan for donating water for the event. Stay tuned for our 2019 event as we continue our collaborative efforts to help students find their futures and grow our local workforce!

Tasha Werry, Ed.D

Director of Career Resources and Outreach, Marietta City Schools

Executive Director, Building Bridges to Careers