The first annual CEO EXPO was held in 2011 at Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT). Over 600 ninth graders from every school in Jackson County participated. Exhibitors and instructors from the EPCOT classes, as well as several private companies and TVA, set up informational and hands-on activities for the students. After witnessing the success of this hands-on career fair, the IMPACT Learning Center (ILC) believes it is essential that they continue to offer this opportunity to the youth in Jackson County. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the expo missed a couple of years. After meeting with the CEO EXPO Committee, the decision was made to move forward with event. The ILC will host 11th and 12th graders of Jackson County and Scottsboro City Schools.
The 2023 CEO EXPO is planned for Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at the Kevin Dukes Career and Innovation Academy located at 2792 U.S. Highway 72 in Hollywood, Ala.
Business and industry leaders, workforce development and career representatives, along with school representatives are collaborating and partnering to make this event crucial to influencing the workforce of tomorrow by educating students today on the vast availability of careers in our Northeast Alabama region. The purpose of the expo is to create awareness about career options among students and educators, as well as help give our businesses and industries the skilled workforce needed to sustain and grow. This program is one of the steps in an organized plan of selecting a career and beginning career preparation. ILC is confident you will agree when you see the program for yourself, and is excited to host its 10th CEO EXPO in 2023!
The event is sponsored by: Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Alabama Community College, Jackson County Board of Education, Scottsboro Board of Education and Impact Learning Center.