80 businesses commit to expo

Published 1:38 am Saturday, January 9, 2016


Some 80 businesses are signed up for Friday’s second annual Next Step Covington Career Expo, said organizer Polly DuBose.

The event will be held at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds on Fri., Jan. 15.

DuBose, who serves as Opp and Andalusia City Schools Career Coach, said last year’s event had 80 businesses and more than 800 students from Andalusia, Florala, Opp, Pleasant Home, Red Level and Straughn.

DuBose said that the expo is interactive, engaging tools businesses used to illustrate their fields.

“We wanted students to know what careers are available in Covington County,” she said. “It’s very helpful for our students to learn about careers here.”

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.;

Participants have been assigned a location and exhibit number and will be given that number upon arrival at the check-in desk.

Times to set up your exhibit will be Thurs., Jan. 14, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and from 6:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. on Friday.

DuBose said that tables, chairs and dividers will be provided. Businesses will need to bring extension cords, and the LBWCC Ambassadors will be there to assist businesses during the event.

Each exhibit should include the name of the company, name of career, required training and education, average salary and benefits.

For more information, email DuBose at pdubose@oppboe.com.