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Columbia County Career & College Expo

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The Columbia County Chamber Foundation and the Columbia County School System are partnering to host the Columbia County Career and College Expo on March 12, 2019 at the Columbia County Exhibition Center.

The purpose of the event is to expose parents and students to career opportunities for the future. The initiative will align the educational, technical, and trade sectors with the businesses showing parents and students the pathways to obtain a future quality career. Each company will list the main careers needed for the future and include the education, skills, or certificates need to be employed by their company. The company will also list the benefits and salary ranges expected to be paid for each type of position. The goal is to show a true path from high school to a future career, whether that includes a four year university, a technical college or trade school, or directly going into the workforce, it’s a road to a future career.


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Registration Information


Pre-Registration closes at 1 PM on March 12! 




Tuesday, March 12, 2019

5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Open to the public - registration at the door)

Expo For Middle School & High School Students & Parents


Columbia County Exhibition Center

212 Partnership Drive

Grovetown, GA 3813

*Free Admission for area middle and high school students and parents.  Registration will be held at the door.


Colleges and Universities Scheduled To Attend

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Agnes Scott College
Aiken Technical College
Andrew College
Augusta Technical College
Augusta University
Benedict College
Berry College
Brenau University
College of Charleston
College of Coastal Georgia
Columbia College
Columbus State University
Dalton State College
East Georgia State College
Emmanuel College
Furman University
Georgia Army National Guard
Georgia College
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Institute of Cosmetology
Georgia Military College
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia State University
Gordon State College
Helms College
Hiwassee College
Keiser University Flagship Campus
Kennesaw State University
Lander University
Lees‐McRae College
Life University
Lincoln Memorial University
Mercer University
Middle Georgia State University
Morehouse College
Oglethorpe University
Paine College
Piedmont College
Presbyterian College
Regent University
Reinhardt University
Savannah State University
Shorter University
South Georgia State College
Southern Wesleyan University
St. Andrews University
Sweet Briar College
Tennessee Wesleyan University
The Citadel
Thomas University
Toccoa Falls College
TROY University
Tuskegee University
United States Air Force
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Georgia
University of North Georgia
University of Phoenix
University of South Carolina PMBA
University of Tennessee
University of West Georgia
University System of Georgia eCampus
Valdosta State University
Wesleyan College
Wofford College

Businesses Scheduled To Attend

Acuren Inspection
Advanced Services
Alison South Marketing Group
AKA (Alpha Alpha Epsilion Omega Chapter)
Augusta Chapter NECA
Augusta Magazine
Bailey's Comfort Services
Beasley Broadcasting
Bill Beazley Homes
Camellia Walk
Columbia County School District
Columbia County Sheriff Office
Columbia County Fire Rescue
Columbia County Water Utility
Columbia County HR, Engineering & Fleet Services
Duckworth Development, LLC
EMC Engineering Services
Empire Beauty School
First Community Bank
Fulcher Hagler, LLP
Georgia Power Company
Gerald Jones Auto Group
GIW Industries
Gold Cross EMS
Ivey Homes
John Deere Commercial Products
Jordan Family Dentistry
MAU Work Force
Nuclear Workforce Initiative (SRS CRO)
Plumbers and Steamfitters
Premier Networx
Reeves Construction
Right At Home
Sizemore, Inc.
South State Bank
SRP Federal Credit Union
Textron Specialized Vehicles
The Augusta Chronicle
Thrive Senior Living
University Health Care System
WRDW and WAGT -- Channel 12 and 26
Yancey Rents


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Augusta Chronicle
WRDW-TV Channel 12 & 26
Beasley Media Group


As the 16th-largest district in the state of Georgia, the Columbia County School District is home to a growing community of 32 schools with more than 27,000 diverse student learners.

In 2017-18 alone, the Columbia County School District handed out more than 1,200 diplomas during commencements, where approximately 500 of those students graduated with academic honors and accrued more than $5 million in scholarships.

According to the latest College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) data, out of the top 20 largest school districts in the state, the Columbia County School District ranks 6th overall, 4th in Elementary CCRPI, 6th in Middle School CCRPI, and 3rd in High School CCRPI. The Columbia County School District also ranks 5th in ACT and SAT scores among the top 20 largest school districts in the state.


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