Eastman's 11th Grade Career Expo Helps Students Experience “Real Life” Choices

Eastman's 11th Grade Career Expo Helps Students Experience “Real Life” Choices

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:30am

CAMPAIGN: Eastman Corporate Responsibility

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Eastman is hosting over 1,400 eleventh grade students this week at the 4th Annual Career Expo in the Toy F. Reid Employee Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. The event is sponsored by Eastman, the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of the Tri-Cities.
The Career Expo was piloted in 2010 and continues to receive an overwhelmingly positive response by the attending students, teachers and business community volunteers.  “Eastman is committed to reinforcing the importance of education and this event encourages students to consider not only career opportunities, but also to realize the importance of making the right decisions along the way,” says Etta Clark, Eastman’s vice president of global public affairs.

Representatives from area businesses are hosting various stations such as banking, life insurance, utility and child care costs, and health care.  Students will also have the opportunity to discuss their future career paths. Presentations will be given on work ethics, salary expectations, career choices and interview skills.

The students are also participating in “Real Life 101” where they are faced with real life experiences and tough decisions. The interactive game engages students in making life choices and budget decisions based on their career choice.  After completing the game, students discuss their decisions and what they learned.

The event is being held November 4 - 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Nine local high schools are participating this year—Daniel Boone, David Crockett, Dobyns-Bennett, DB Excel, Sullivan Central, Sullivan North, Sullivan South, Tennessee High and Volunteer.

For more information about the 11th Grade Career Fair, please visit www.puttingchildren1st.com.




Maranda Demuth
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