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  • Entrepreneurship focus of Pima County Youth Career Expo Nov. 5

    Oct 24, 2016 | Read More News
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    “Make things happen: Entrepreneurship 101” is the topic of a free Youth Career Expo open to Pima County youth age 16-24 to be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-noon at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
    Youth Career Expo
    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. They’ll be offered in four rotations beginning at 9:30 a.m., 10:05 a.m., 10:40 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

    Sessions and speakers are:
    • 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.
    The event 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.

    Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 31. RSVP to registration@tucsonyouth.org. For details, visit TucsonYouth.org/make-things-happen.


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