Entrepreneurship focus of Pima County Youth Career Expo

Entrepreneurship focus of Pima County Youth Career Expo

PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Have you registered yet? Time is running out, the deadline for sign up to the Pima County Youth Career Expo is Monday, Oct. 31.

The topic for the free Youth Career Expo, which is open to Pima County youth ages 16 - 24, is "Make things happen: Entrepreneurship 101", and is sponsored by the Pima County Workforce Investment Board, Arizona@Work Pima County, the Pima County Schools Superintendent's Office, the Pima County Public Library and Tucson Youth Development.

Breakout sessions will be offered by the Pima County Public Library Entrepreneurship Program, LeadLocal, Startup Tucson, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Fingers de Freedom, during the one day event on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be four rotations at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library (101 N. Stone Avenue), beginning at 9:30 a.m., 10:05 a.m., 10:40 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.

Sessions and speakers will be:

  • Startup Tucson’s Justin Williams and Misa Gonzales will offer workshops on ongoing youth entrepreneurship for building problem-solving/ideation, out-of-the-ordinary thinking and skills to work with others;
  • Lead Local’s Brooke McDonald and Robin Breault will discuss developing entrepreneurial skills, problem solving, team building, and reaching outside the norm;
  • Pima County Public Library’s Kendra Davey will focus on entrepreneurial youth workshops, communication skills, and making ideas become reality; and
  • Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Stephanie Bermudez will talk about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a yearlong class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs.

Door prizes will be offered from 11:45 a.m. to noon.

RSVP/register to registration@tucsonyouth.org.

For more information visit TucsonYouth.org/make-things-happen.

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