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May 18


Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:02 PM by Mark Shortridge

The first L.E.A.P. (Learning Endorsements and Professions) Youth Career Expo was held on May 12 at the Texarkana Convention Center.  Hosted by Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas, the event invited 8th graders from the area to meet and interact with local employers and professionals.  The event gave students an inside and hands on look at many of the professions available in the local job market.  Eighth grade students in Texas start making some early career choices prior to entering high school.  These students left with a better of understanding of the careers and better prepared to make career choices now and in the future.  AEP Swepco and Express Employment Professional sponsored this year’s event.

With more than 900 total students in attendance, the following schools were represented at the LEAP Expo:

  • Texas Middle School
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Liberty Eylau
  • Redwater
  • Hooks
  • Maud
  • McLeod

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas would like to thank the following employer and training provider participants:

  • AEP Swepco
  • Texarkana College – Electrical Technology
  • Texarkana College – Welding
  • Texarkana College – Health Sciences
  • Texarkana Electrical JATC
  • DataCast Inc
  • Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital
  • UAMS
  •  Wadley Regional Medical Center
  • TBOTS (Texas High Robotics Team)
  • HealthCare Express
  • Christus St Michael
  • Red River Federal Credit Union
  • International Paper
  • Texarkana College – Automotive Services
  • Texarkana College – Auto Body Repair
  • AE COM
  • Domino Credit Union
  • Red River Army Depot
  • Cooper Tire
  • HR Block
  • Robbins Toyota
  • Express Personnel Professionals
  • Texarkana College Culinary Arts
  • Texarkana College – Cosmetology
  • Texarkana Texas Fire Department
  • Texarkana Texas Police Department
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texarkana College – Fire Academy
  • All My Children Child Development Center
  • Time in a Bottle Day Spa
  • Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
  • Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC)
  • American Signs and Banner
  • KTBS
  • Guiding Light Enterprises
  • LifeNet
  • Texarkana College – Truck Driving