What: Austin’s Public Health’s Annual Youth Career Fest is a career exploration event for Austin area high school students hosted by the Austin Youth Council. The Austin Youth Council is a group of high school students who represent the voice of youth in local government. Members learn about city government and meet with policymakers and administrators.
In 2014, the Austin Youth Council created this event to ensure that their high school peers, transitioning into the workforce and/or higher education, would be offered helpful information in order to make sound career decisions. The event features over 150 vendors including St. David’s Healthcare, IBC Bank, AT&T, DroneSense, The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, KLRU, Samsung, Dell Technologies and more. Over 30+ schools throughout the Austin area plan to participate with over 2,000 high school students in attendance.
When: January 31, 2018; 9am- 12 noon
Where: Palmer Events Center, 721 Barton Springs Road
Guest Speakers: CEO, Tamara Atkinson of Workforce Solutions Capital Area will give welcoming remarks. Additionally, the event will feature two guest speakers, Morgan Craven from Texas Appleseed and Morgan Hendrix from Alamo Drafthouse. Both will discuss the topic of personal growth through the lens of career exploration.
Financial Sponsors: Workforce Solutions Capital Area and City of Austin’s Aviation Department
For more information: Contact Dr. Chiquita Eugene at 512-972-5004