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Education and Employment Expo at BCC set
BCC ed and work expo 2019 file
Barton Community College will host an Education and Employment Expo on March 3. In this file photo, employers, potential employees and Barton faculty interact at last year’s Education and Employment Expo.

Anyone looking to start a career after high school or switch careers will find a myriad of opportunities at the Education and Employment Expo hosted by Barton Community College from 3-7 p.m. March 3. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a free booth space for your business, contact Agriculture Instructor Maggie Tracy at 620-786-1120 or

The event is for the unemployed, underemployed or those looking for a career change. The featured programs are Welding, Early Childhood, Agriculture, Automotive, Natural Gas, Scale Technician and CDL. Each will have a booth to promote educational opportunities. 

Barton’s program-specific advisory board members, community businesses looking for workers and support services are invited to have a booth. Commitments have been secured for the Educational Opportunity Center, Hammel Scale, Gavilon Grain, MaiCo Industries, Hess Services and Koch Fertilizer Dodge City.

Executive Director of Workforce Training and Economic Development Mary Foley said the expo is designed to benefit both employers and employees alike. 

“We hope that individuals attending will be interested in completing a program at Barton to obtain employment at a company in attendance, and the companies in attendance will develop an understanding for how Barton can benefit their businesses,” she said.