More than 200 sophomores from Canton, Cuba, Lewistown, Valley and Farmington high schools attended the 10th Grade Career Expo hosted by Spoon River College at the Canton Campus on November 17.

The interactive event focused on four main career areas: health care/human and public services, arts and communication, agriculture/food/natural resources, and manufacturing/engineering/logistics. Presenters provided hands-on activities and shared information about their respective careers. Several of the businesses were represented in multiple career areas.

“Our presenters did a great job of giving students a look at the work they do, and we couldn’t do this event without them,” said Brandi Ketcham, advisor and event organizer. “Many high school students are still deciding what they want to do, and we hope events like this help them make that decision.”

Businesses attending were Advanced Rehab and Sports Medicine, Carl Sandburg College, Graham Medical Group, Graham Hospital, Law Office of Barnhart, Tinsman & Parrish, LTD., Fulfill Your Destiny Coaching, Canton Police Department, Fulton-Mason Crisis Service, Fulton County Emergency Medical Association, Cook Medical, Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds, Fulton County Farm Bureau, Martin Tractor, Oakdale Veterinary Center,  Mid-America National Bank, Hy-Vee Floral, Wildlife Prairie Park, WBYS, Fulton County U of I Extension, and Spoon River College. Several businesses represented multiple career options.

Pictures of the event can be viewed on the Spoon River College Facebook page.

students learning intubating skills at the 10th Grade Career Expo.