Over-the-top experiences at Career Expo



Cleveland’s Tristan Rittenhouse was among more than 700 10th-grade students from the county who attended the second-annual Career Expo hosted at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center last week. Rittenhouse checked out the MRAP (mine resistant ambush protected) vehicle from the Oneonta Police Department while others got the chance to experience 3-D technology, virtual welding, banking, healthcare, cosmetology, and many other careers. Hayden High School counselor Karron Standridge says she hopes this will continue to be an annual event. “This is what our students need and what’s important for them to see,” she says.‘We are hoping this allows our 10th-graders to be open-minded about how many cool careers there are out there.’ – Nicole Singleton