The JOCO WORKS Career Expo kicked off today at Johnston Community College with nearly 2,000 of Johnston County’s eighth graders in attendance.
The event is an industry-led collaborative supported by education, business, civic, and government partners created to meet the Johnston County workforce needs of the future.
“JOCO WORKS is a large collaborative effort. More than 13 organizations in Johnston County had to come together to help present this opportunity to our eighth graders,” said Mike Mancuso, President and CEO of Triangle East Chamber of Commerce.
More than 70 companies from 10 different fields including Agriculture; Biotechnology; Construction; Healthcare; Hospitality, Tourism and Retail; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Public Works and Safety; Transportation; and Workforce Resources, participated in the two-day hands-on event (Nov. 14-15), with huge collaboration from across the county including Johnston Community College, Johnston County Public Schools, and the business community.
“I'm honored to be part of this,” said Mancuso. “To see all of these organizations working together for the good of the county and for the good of our youth is just a phenomenal experience.”
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