Henrico, Va., Feb. 19, 2021 — Area students in grades 7-12 and their families will get a chance to explore careers in industrial and engineering technology Tuesday evening at “Life-Ready Expo: Industrial and Engineering Technology,” Henrico County Public Schools’ virtual career event. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to all area students.

The event is part of HCPS’ Life-Ready Expo series, designed to expose students to possible career paths. Participants can visit virtual “rooms” to talk with employers from across the region representing a variety of rewarding and lucrative career opportunities. Find out about the educational qualifications employers want, and what kind of compensation to expect. Ask questions and learn about exciting careers in industrial and engineering technology.

Virtual Life-Ready Expo: Industrial and Engineering Technology

A career in industrial or engineering technology could be for you. Do you like to:

  • Figure out how things work?
  • Work with your hands?
  • Use your problem-solving abilities to design and build?
  • Work accurately with detail?
  • Use your math skills proficiently?
  • Plan or schedule?
  • Take raw materials and turn them into finished projects?
  • Drive vehicles or fix them?

At the event, students, parents and guardians will have a chance to meet with a variety of employers and community partners, in such areas as:

  • Architecture and construction.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Transportation, distribution and logistics.

The virtual event will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Attendees can take part using a browser without creating a Teams account.

There is one more HCPS Life-Ready Expo career event planned for the current school year:

  • March 9: Arts and Communications

Last year, HCPS’ first Life-Ready Expo was recognized by the National Association of Counties for its innovation. The event attracted thousands of HCPS students and families and 150 participating businesses, government agencies and other groups. This year the Expo has been split into smaller virtual events organized by theme. The event is sponsored by HCPS’ Department of Workforce and Career Development.