Lindley Middle School students recently took a LEAP toward their future when they Learn[ed] about Employment and Academic Possibilities during their school’s College and Career Fair. United Way of Cobb County partnered with Lindley Middle School to plan and execute the College and Career Fair, which focused around the LEAP theme.
Students had the opportunity to speak with an author, artist, real estate agent, engineer, health care professionals, sales and marketing representatives, a registered dietitian, radio personalities, and more. Dressed in professional attire, the students chatted with the company representatives, asking questions to learn about the skills needed for specific careers.
Representatives from 11 colleges and universities provided information to the students about what is required to extend their educational journey past high school. The schools included Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Mercer University, Atlanta Metropolitan College, Georgia Southern University, Georgia Highlands College, Kennesaw State University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Albany State University, and Chattahoochee Technical College. The Georgia Student Finance Commission also presented information about financial planning for college and beyond.
Cobb County Commissioner Lisa Cupid attended the college and career fair to encourage the students to continue their academic, technical, or professional education.
The event didn’t only benefit students. It gave Lindley parents a career boost too. The Cobb Works Mobile Unit provided career and professional advice to the Lindley parents who attended. The Lindley parents were also given the opportunity to apply for jobs during the career fair.