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Youth Career Fest this Wednesday

Monday, January 29, 2018 by Katy McElroy

This Wednesday, the Austin Public Health Department’s Youth Career Fest, hosted by the Austin Youth Council, will provide over 2,000 Austin-area high school students with a unique chance to explore their career options. The conference features over 150 booths from a diverse cross-section of industries across the city, such as St. David’s HealthCare, the Austin Chamber of Commerce and KLRU, where representatives will provide information and firsthand knowledge about their careers to attendees. In addition to the workforce vendors, Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services is bringing an ambulance, motorcycle and life-saving equipment; the Circuit of the Americas is displaying a Formula One show car; and DroneSense will be showing off some drones. Keynote speakers include Tamara Atkinson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area; Morgan Craven from Texas Appleseed; and Morgan Hendrix from Alamo Drafthouse. The fifth annual Youth Career Fest is Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Palmer Events Center. Call Dr. Chiquita Eugene at 512-972-5004 for more information.

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