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LLCC invites employers, high school students to Workforce and Ag Expos Sept. 21

Press contact: Lynn Whalen

SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College invites employers and area high school students to its annual Workforce Careers and Ag Expos Thursday, Sept. 21. 

The outdoor Workforce Careers Expo connects high school students with local employers to learn about careers in the skilled trades. Two sessions will be held: 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Students can also observe professional line workers competing in the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives Line Workers Safety Rodeo. Registration for employers and high schools wishing to bring students to the Workforce Expo is available at Last year, approximately 500 high school students attended and visited exhibits and displays of interactive equipment and simulators brought by 50 employers.

The Ag Expo will begin at 9 a.m. in LLCC’s Kreher Agriculture Center. Students will participate in sessions led by LLCC ag faculty, tour the facility and hear from current ag students. Students and teachers may also visit the afternoon session of the Workforce Expo after lunch. More information and registration are available by emailing or calling 217-786-2868. Another Ag Expo will be held on Dec. 1.