Charleston Job Corps Center attends 3rd Annual WV Minority Expo-Oct. 26, 2016

Charleston Job Corps Center attends 3rd Annual WV Minority Expo-Oct. 26, 2016

CJCC OA students with Dr. Stuart at WV Minority Expo

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs sponsored the 3rd Annual WV Minority Expo on October 26, 2016 at the Charleston Civic Center from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for minority business owners to gain advice and network to promote their business. There were 71 exhibitors on hand at this year’s event.

According to census data, minorities make up 6.4% of the state. In the city of Charleston with 21.6% of minorities in the city, only 7.8 % minorities own firms. The office administration class assisted exhibitors and patrons of the event. In addition, students heard presentations and received information from the local government agencies and businesses present.

The keynote speaker Charles Wilson’s topic, “Taking the Gloves Off: Why Can’t I Break Through With My Business?” was well received. Mr. Wilson is a Managing Partner at CW Consulting Group and CEO of the non-profit organization Legacy Nexus Foundation. His personal story to success resonated with the Job Corps students as they endeavor to complete the career technical training and life goals. Dr. Carolyn Stuart, Executive Director said, “We greatly appreciate the help of the Job Corps students. They are professional and we enjoy working with them.” Students were accompanied by OA Instructor, James Brown.

Pictured left to right: James Brown, Shanice Grant, Tizion Thompson, Dr. Carolyn Stuart, Joseph Henderson, Jasmine McDonald and Janaijah Brown.

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