Did you know that Dickson County produces goods and services that are national and international in their scope and offers many career and educational opportunities?

To answer this question Creek Wood High School is hosting the first ever Made in Dickson County Expo on Thursday to showcase local possibilities.

The event, sponsored by the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce and the Dickson County School System, is the brainchild of Joey Graves, CEO of the Chamber and Ray Lecomte, Director of Career & Technical Education for the school district. 

Students will visit Expo exhibits in the CWHS gym from 11-2 pm, and the community is invited to visit during the 5-7 pm session.

“The Chamber is excited to highlight the local opportunities Dickson County offers with 17 industries, two staffing agencies, and three higher learning institutions participating in the event,” Graves said. “We are very excited at this high level of participation.”

As students tour the expo, they will make in-depth visits to a minimum of seven booths to learn about what local companies produce, what career possibilities they offer, what hard/soft skills are necessary for employment, and salary and benefits information.

“The Expo will be a great tool to help our students set future career goals,” Lecomte said. “We will have classroom follow-up activities planned for students in English, Career & Technical and businesses classes.”

The evening session 5-7 pm will serve as a local job fair. Posters, Facebook entries, and press releases are being circulated throughout Dickson and neighboring counties. All interested people, young and old, are invited to attend to see what opportunities await them in Dickson County.

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