At every turn, students were invited to roll up their sleeves and discover career paths in engineering, manufacturing and skilled trades; medical and health sciences; information technology; and professional and public services. A hot pink Link-Belt excavator, a real LexTran bus and Amteck’s electrical components learning center were just a few of dozens of engaging displays.
With some 50 local businesses and organizations represented, the event plays an important role in shaping the future of Lexington’s workforce said Jade Miles, community relations and student program manager at Lexmark. “Lexington is a great place to work and live, and we want people to stay here. There are so many jobs in STEM and other fields that are waiting to be filled. Through this partnership, we can help build our future workforce and ensure a stronger talent pipeline for Lexington,” she said.
Lexmark’s new partnership with The Academies of Lexington will bring a wealth of opportunities to Academy students, and the career exploration event is just the beginning.