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Bladen County students and residents from across the area attended the Bladen County Career and STEM Fair at Bladen Community College today. The fair showcases career and employment opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Edward Dent, Dean of Business and Engineering, said, “The students were engaged at this event and it really piqued the interest of students at the many technologies we offer here at the college.”

Anne Garrett, one of the event organizers with NC Works said, “The fair was a true collaboration, with the Board of Education, Bladen Community College, the Chamber of Commerce, and NC Works all working together.” She continued by saying, “Students need to be exposed to what was here today.”

Dr. Findt, Bladen Community College President, reported there were over 200 high school students in attendance at the event. “We brought three bus loads of students from East Bladen. They were excited about the fair. I think it was a good opportunity for them to find out about careers out there.” Wilson Bolden with East Bladen High School said.

Participants represented at the Fair include Applied Plastic Services, AssistedCare, Inc., Bladen Community College, Continuing Education, Electrical Systems Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Machining, Thermoplastic Welding, Three Dimensional Printing, Virtual Welding, Bladen Healthcare LLC, NC Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Company, Lowe’s Home Improvement, NCWorks Career Center and BCC WIA, Southeastern Health (Hospital), Telamon Corporation, Two Hawk Employment Services, LLC, U.S. Army Recruiting, U.S. Navy, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Woodmen of the World Life Insurance.

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