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Tonight Is The Life Ready Expo!

Tonight is our first career exploration event of the year! Where else can you meet with over 150 businesses and discuss what you need to do to be ready to start the career of your choice! Will it be college, trade school, or will you have the certifications you need to start right out of high school! Come out and see us tonight! #HenricoCTE #LifeReady #CareerReady #collegeready #careerexploration #henricova #Henrico

Special Guests Tour the ACE at Highland Spring’s Renovation

Brandon Robinson, CEO of Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Ken Simonson, Chief Economist of AGC Bruce Tibbetts, President of EMC Mechanical Services, and Thomas Ferrell, Director of High School Education, and many other guests toured the remodeled ACE Center at Highland Springs. Two former students of our ACE Centers, Hunter Spalding and Cary Moore who work for Express Electric now are currently working on the project and were guests today.

Plan On Attending The 2023 Life Ready Expo

We’re back better than ever in 2023 – Hope you can join us!                                                                                    

Registration is here for Henrico’s Life Ready Expo on Tuesday, September 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Hermitage High School.

WHAT IS IT:   The Life Ready Expo is our district-wide career exploration event for Richmond area students grades 6-12. The Life Ready Expo offers students and their families the opportunity to talk with employers from each of Virginia’s 17 career clusters, and learn about career pathways, educational requirements along with compensation, and future growth in career fields.

WHY PARTICIPATE:   The goal is for students to learn about career pathways (or career clusters) that interest them, while making connections with businesses and industry leaders. To tackle the growing labor shortage, students need to be exposed to careers far earlier than their senior year. The Life Ready Expo is an opportunity for you to make such connections with students early to build employee capacity for the future. And don’t forget, our junior and senior students attending the event will be looking for opportunities for internships, externships, summer employment, as well as careers after graduation.

HOW DO I SIGN UP:   Deadline to participate is September 1, 2023, and is on a first come, first serve basis by career clusters to ensure every field has representation. After registering at the quick link provided, you will receive more detailed information at the end of August. If you are unable to use the Google Form because of your company’s fire wall, please let me know and I can assist you. Please register using this google link.

We are excited to offer this opportunity to connect students and businesses together, building future employee capacity in your field!

We look forward to talking with you soon.

In Our Latest Podcast We Talk About The Fire Protection Industry

In our latest podcast, we sat down with Jason Gill and Jeff Lewis and talked about their different career paths that brought them both to having longtime careers in the fire protection industry.  Prior to our podcast Jason and Jeff both worked with our ACE Center students this past year on upgrading the sprinkler system as our students renovated the space that has now become our new Adult Education Center at Regency.