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Lake Land College to host Eighth Grade Career Conference

March 20, 2014

In an effort to introduce and expose local students to a variety of career and occupational choices, approximately 2,000 8th grade students will assemble in the Lake Land College Field House on Thurs., April 10 and Fri., April 11 for the 22nd annual Eighth Grade Career Conference.

Together, Lake Land College and Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System will co-sponsor the 22nd annual Eighth Grade Career Conference, an event in which more than 40,000 students have participated over the years.

The Career Conference will provide participants the opportunity to explore a variety of career choices through communication and contact with many local professionals from a variety of employment fields.  Students also have the opportunity to experience the talented chalk drawings and inspirational and motivational expressions presented by Ben Glenn, the Chalk Guy. 

 “We encourage the students to take full advantage of the wealth of knowledge on hand for this event” said Sally Shawver, project manager for Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System.

Students from the following schools will participate in the career conference: Altamont, Altamont Lutheran Interparish, Arcola, Arthur-Lovington, Beecher City, Brownstown, Casey-Westfield, Charleston,  Cowden-Herrick, Cumberland, Dieterich, Effingham, Effingham Sacred Heart, Effingham – St. Anthony’s, Fresh Start TLC, Humboldt TLC, Kansas, Kansas TLC, Martinsville, Marshall, Mattoon, Mattoon -St. John’s, Oakland – Lake Crest, Okaw Valley, Paris Crestwood, Paris Mayo, Paris St. Mary’s, Ramsey, St. Elmo,  Sigel-St. Michael’s, Shelbyville Moulton , Shiloh, Stewardson-Strasburg, South Central, Sullivan and Windsor.

“We are looking forward to our 22nd conference this year,” said Diana Glosser, director of the Lake Land College Perkins Program. “The success of this endeavor is shown each year through the positive responses we receive from teachers, students, and the business and college partners.”

For more information contact Glosser at (217) 234-5372 or Shawver at (217) 258-6283.


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