‘When I Grow Up’ career expo to be held March 23

More than 100 exhibitors from local companies will be on hand to help students explore their options in high-demand, high-growth industries at the seventh annual “When I Grow Up Expo.” 

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th Street, 77092). 

Students will have the opportunity to talk with local employers about future careers and compete in various competitions in subjects such as cosmetology, movie making, construction, and culinary skills.  

Participating businesses will provide hands on displays, stimulating exhibits and activities to engage and spark the imagination of students and motivate them to continue their education towards these career and educational opportunities. Food trucks will be on hand, and participants will be able to enjoy student performances by HISD fine arts programs. 

Students 16-24 years old will also be able to apply and interview on the spot for various summer jobs at companies who are partners with the Hire Houston Youth Initiative. The HHY initiative, which started in 2016, offers students a minimum of $8 per hour for eight weeks of paid work at the City of Houston, and in Houston’s nonprofit and private sectors. 

For more information, please see the Career Readiness webpage or call 713-556-6981.