Local School Districts to Host Trade Careers Expo

Posted on 03/11/2020
FHSD student works with machinery


Tri-County Trades Expo 2020Francis Howell School District, in partnership with school districts from Lincoln, Warren, and St. Charles Counties, will host the Tri-County Trades Expo on April 9, 2020, from 5:30 until 7:30 PM at Saeger Middle School. The Expo is an informational event that encourages sixth- through twelfth-grade students and their parents to learn more about opportunities and careers in the trades.


"The educational system tends to focus on preparing students for college, and while that might be the right choice for some, it’s not the only opportunity to continue education or obtain a well-paying job after high school,” said Francis Howell College and Career Specialist Katie Vargas. “We hope through the Expo that we will educate students and their parents about the viability of a career in the trades.”

The Expo will include 30+ exhibitors with hands-on demonstrations allowing students and parents the chance to interact with and gather information from representatives from various trade organizations. School counselors from each of the area school districts will be on-hand to talk with interested students about how to set themselves up to pursue a career in the trades. There will also be a speaker’s panel, offered three times throughout the event, consisting of industry professionals from a variety of trades, positions, and backgrounds. They will share their experiences and discuss how much the trade industry has changed in recent years and what kind of jobs are available.

The event will be held at Saeger Middle School located at 5201 Highway N in Cottleville. It is free for students and trade organizations to participate, but we ask that they pre-register so that we can accommodate everyone. Students that register by March 25 will receive a free t-shirt and bag, as well as entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Sign up: Student Registration

Sign up: Exhibitor Registration

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