WEDIG career fair targets students in trade and technical fields

November 02, 2011

An information session for high school students on post-secondary education at vocational, community and proprietary institutions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, in the Forum Theatre at Penn State New Kensington. Sponsored by Westmoreland Economic Development Initiative for Growth, better known as WEDIG, "Career Day" is geared to students interested in pursuing career opportunities in the trade and technical fields.

More than 200 students from Kiski Area, Burrell, and Valley high schools and Northern Westmoreland Area Vocational Technical School will get first-hand information on job skills that are needed in today's workforce from representatives from various occupations and companies.

WEDIG is an organization of more than 100 business and government officials who work together to achieve economic growth and global competiveness through private-public partnerships. Kevin Snider, chancellor of the New Kensington campus, spearheaded the establishment of the group in 2009 to foster quality development in communities throughout the county. Members come from five Alle-Kiski municipalities -- Allegheny Township, Arnold, Lower Burrell, New Kensington and Upper Burrell. Snider organized WEDIG into committees that deal with five issues: infrastructure; education and training; quality of life; business and investment; and health, wellness and spirituality. Penn State New Kensington students serve as interns to help each committee.

For more information, contact Kathy Starr, 724-845-8789 or via email.


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Last Updated November 03, 2011