College to host 8th annual Youth Career Summit on March 20

The SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, in conjunction with the Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, will host the eighth annual Youth Career Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Lanigan Hall.

The summit is an opportunity for eighth-grade students from school districts across Oswego County to explore their interests and how they align with career opportunities in the community.

Youth Summit planning groupThe event will feature local speakers on topics such as criminal justice, food and agriculture, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and trade careers, as well as on how to understand of one’s individual strengths, according to Jeffrey Grimshaw, director of business and community relations for the college.

SUNY Oswego, Huhtamaki, Constellation Energy, Fulton Savings Bank, Eastern Shore Associates, and Chris Nelson-State Farm Insurance support the event.  Oswego County Federal Credit Union is providing an iPad Mini to be awarded in a drawing to a student participant.

For more information about events and services of the college’s Office of Business and Community Relations, visit www.oswego.edu/obcr, call 312-3492 or email obcr@oswego.edu.

PHOTO CAPTION: Summit organizers—The planning committee for the eighth annual Youth Career Summit, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in SUNY Oswego’s Lanigan Hall, include, seated from left to right, Linda Brosch of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tammy Elowsky of the college’s Office of Business and Community Relations, and Dawn Metott of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau; and standing, left to right, Jeff Grimshaw of SUNY Oswego and the Workforce Development Board, Jennifer Patterson of the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District, SUNY Oswego graduate student John Zella, Nelson Metz of One Stop Employment Center, John Ferry of the county Department of Social Services and Dianna Nesbitt of Oswego BOCES’ New Visions Program.

(Posted: Mar 11, 2014)

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