A Regional Transition Expo was held at the Good News Gathering Church located in Hillsboro on March 17.
The Transition Expo was sponsored by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and the Region 14 Transition Council. There were 26 vendors/ businesses present that shared tips on how to train for and apply for a new career. Fifteen of the eighteen school districts located in Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette and Highland counties participated in the event. Over 200 eleventh and twelfth grade students with disabilities came dressed for success, prepared to meet local employers and education experts.
The students also attended three learning sessions on: What Not to Say/Wear; Work Ethic; and Personal Empowerment/Self-Advocacy.
Many thanks go to Kroger from Washington C.H. and Hillsboro for providing lunch that day for everyone in attendance. Also a thank you goes out to the Bright Local Schools Honor Society for helping serve and clean up lunch.
The Regional Transition Expo was such a success, it will become an annual event.
For more information or if you would like to be involved in the Expo next year, contact Amy Luttrell, 937-393-1904, ext. 2142.
Submitted by Amy Luttrell, Region 14/Hopewell Center.