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NHCS hosts spring career and college fair

Be Pro Be Proud truck is equipped with hands-on simulators in numerous skilled trades — welding, truck driving, heavy equipment operation, diesel technician, and lineman. Students can access it at Friday’s event fair. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — Around 1,500 students looking ahead to plan their college majors or set forth possible career paths will attend a fair hosted by New Hanover County Schools on Friday.

The event takes place in the Legion Stadium (2149 Carolina Beach Rd.) parking lot on March 31, 9 a.m. to noon.

The Spring 2023 Career, College, and Community Exploration Event is aimed at students in 8th through 12th grades. It will connect them with college representatives, potential employers and other community members. Different career fields will be represented, with information supplied about skills needed for internships and career paths.

There will be interactive exhibits and simulators, including the Be Pro Be Proud truck. It’s equipped with hands-on simulators in numerous skilled trades — welding, truck driving, heavy equipment operation, diesel technician, and lineman.

“Cape Fear Community College will also be present, providing hands-on simulations for students to gain valuable experience in various fields,” according to NHCS release.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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