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Forge Your Path Career Expo 2021

The FORGE Foundation in partnership with Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) hosted their second Forge Your Path Career Expo on October 27th at EMCC’s Communiversity. Different than your typical career fair, this career expo included a variety of construction themed hands-on activities designed to generate interest in the various capacities of the construction industry. Around 1,000 8th graders from Lowndes County and Oktibbeha County, along with many chaperones were in attendance. In conjunction with the Career Expo, the Counselor’s Workshop returned.

We owe a big thank you to our vendors for doing a fantastic job providing activities for students. Vendors who participated in the 2021 Expo are:

  • 4 County
  • APAC
  • Burns Dirt
  • Columbus Brick Company
  • Columbus Library
  • GALLO Show
  • Graham Roofing
  • JBHM
  • Lowndes CTC
  • McCrary West
  • MCEF
  • McKellar VT
  • NAWiC
  • New Home Building
  • Parker Roberson Painting
  • Starkville CTE / Millsaps
  • Thompson Equipment
  • UpChurch Plumbing
  • Waters Truck & Tractor
  • West Brothers Construction

Our Volunteers:

  • Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) – Sherry Dunlap and Lauren OdomCol-Lowndes Chamber – Wilson Beck
  • Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) Staff
  • Mississippi State University Research & Curriculum Unit – Tammie Tubbs, Ginger Tedder and JoAnn Watts
  • MSMS Foundation – Sheila Westbrook
  • Columbus Schools – Tiffinie Johnson
  • East Mississippi Community College Ambassadors – Approximately 24 Total
  • Columbus Brick – Misty McCraw
  • Burns Dirt Construction Volunteers
  • West Brothers Construction Volunteers

Thank you to our various sponsors for your donations! Our sponsors for the 2021 Career Expo are:

  • ABC MS
  • AGC
  • Harris Madden Powell
  • McKellar CTC
  • MS Concrete
  • Renasant Bank
  • Renasant Bank
  • Ross & Yerger
  • Stk Partnership
  • Superior Distribution
  • The GTR Link
  • Wade Lunday & Assoc