AVON PARK, Fla.–Feb. 17, 2015–Whether you’re just starting out, looking to re-enter the workforce, or wanting to switch careers, but you’re not sure about an area of study, South Florida State College’s (SFSC) 17th Annual Career Connection Expo will introduce participants to career options in a variety of academic areas on Thursday, Feb. 26, 8 – 11 a.m., in SFSC’s Panther Gymnasium, Highlands Campus. The free event is open to anyone interested in learning about career opportunities.  

Over 75 guest exhibitors representing a wide array of occupations will be on hand to discuss educational and employment opportunities, the nature of their work, and opportunities for advancement in their fields. These exhibitors will include professionals from the agriculture industry, construction and building trades, art-audiovisual, business and finance, health and medical science, human services, law and government, computers/information technology, transportation and logistics, marketing, manufacturing, U.S. military, and many other professions.

The event will give community members and prospective students the chance to discover what each career might offer in the future, learn about academic requirements and job options, hear from current and former students about their experiences in the program, and find out how to get started at SFSC and pay for school. Prizes will be given away in drawings.

Representatives from SFSC’s admissions, financial aid, advising and counseling, veteran’s services, academic divisions, and Career Development Center will be available to answer questions from prospective students and the public.

SFSC offers baccalaureate degrees, two-year associate degree programs, and numerous occupational training programs for people who wish to enhance their employability skills through shorter courses of study.

For more information about the expo or to access SFSC Career Development Center services, call 863-784-7410, visit the Career Development Center on the first floor of Building B, Room 111, Highlands Campus, or visit http://www.southflorida.edu/current-students/career-development-center.