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Turfway welcomes 1,200 students to Career Crawl

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 12:00 AM
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FLORENCE, KY . . . May 2, 2006 . . . More than 1,200 seniors from 27 Northern Kentucky public and parochial high schools will take a step toward the future on Friday, May 5, when Turfway Park opens its doors to the seventh annual Career Crawl. The event begins at 9 a.m.

Presented by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Career Crawl allows students to network and explore a variety of careers at interactive displays by local, national, and international businesses. This year’s Career Crawl has drawn 53 companies, about double the number who participated last year. Buddy LaRosa, founder and chairman of the LaRosa’s restaurant chain, is this year’s keynote speaker.

To participate in Career Crawl, students must have earned the Work Ethic Diploma/Career Passport, a program established by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at the request of local businesses who sought to build a more qualified workforce. To earn the Work Ethic Diploma, students must meet criteria based on attendance, discipline, punctuality, grade point average, community service, work ethic, respectfulness, and group cooperation. Sponsored by Citigroup, the Career Passport is a professional portfolio awarded to students who complete the Work Ethic Diploma.

The companies’ Career Crawl displays are spread across two floors of Turfway’s sprawling complex according to area of business: Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation; Business, Finance, and Marketing; Law and Government; Health and Human Services; Hospitality, Arts, and Media; and Science, Technology, and Engineering.

Citigroup is the premier sponsor of Career Crawl. Additional sponsorship is provided by Gateway Community and Technical College, Toyota Motor Manufacturing N.A., and Turfway Park.

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