On March 5, The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2019 Future Careers Expo. This year’s expo featured 30 organizations and over 70 representatives from healthcare, manufacturing, law enforcement, education, conservation, amusement and more. This event was an opportunity for area high school and middle schools students, and their parents, to meet with organizations to hear about opportunities today and for their future. Over 140 students attended the event, held at Central Columbia High School, to speak to company representatives about the opportunities they offer, and the best educational and skills pathways to those careers.
Students attended from Berwick, Central Columbia, Millville, Warrior Run, Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech, Southern Columbia School Districts, as well as, Berwick New Story and Home School. The room was electric with conversation about the endless possibilities offered in our area. The Foundation is proud to share that we were also able to award five $100 Future Scholarships thanks to the Arconic Foundation to the following students:
- Michelle B – Central Columbia High School
- Sabrina D – Millville High School
- Zachary P – Central Columbia High School
- Lillian W – Warrior Run Middle School
- Archer Q – Berwick New Story
This year’s event was great success, thanks to the companies, students, parents and school districts participation. The plan is to capitalize on the success of having this event at local high schools, and rotate this event to other districts in Columbia and Montour counties. Look for information about next year’s event for your opportunity to participate.
The Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for the event: Arconic Foundation, SEKISUI SPI, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, PPL Electric Utilities, Kawneer, USG, Williams, The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce, Bloomsburg University, Central Columbia School District, Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, Key Partners, M&T Bank, North Shore Railroad, Service 1st Federal Credit Union and Penn College.