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Tech-2-Talent Youth Expo & Career Fair

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** NEW DATE: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 29 FROM 1-5:30 PM. TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE IN JUNE 2020**

Mel Ott Multi-Purpose Center - 2301 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, LA

Tech-2-Talent is a fun and interactive play-n-learn expo and speakers forum designed to encourage youth, ages 25 and under, and their parents to explore tech career pathways for 21st century jobs in areas like information technology, computer science, engineering, healthcare, gaming, cybersecurity, applied science, and digital media.

The event is open to ALL youth interested in learning about tech, tech jobs and training opportunities. Attendees will enjoy interactive exhibits by NOLA’s top industry and nonprofit organizations; the Tech20 Interactive Showcase, designed to train attendees on a tech skill in 20 minutes or less; introduction to tech training opportunities and pathways to success in tech careers; video game/laser tag competitions, speakers, music, pizza and prizes. 

 

The cost to attend is $35. To purchase, click REGISTER NOW above or go to Eventbrite. Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Review the event prospectus and complete the sponsorship form. Email the form to events@prsolutionsllc.org

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AGENDA

1:00 PM

Doors Open/Registration

1:30 PM

Welcome/Exhibit Showcase Opens/ Video Game & Laser Tag Competition Starts

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Tech20 Interactive Showcase - Learn a Tech Skill in 20 minutes or less

2:00 - 2:25 PM

Breakout Room: Meet 'Ms. Cyber' Theresa Jones, CEO, Evalv Intelligence

2:35 - 2:55 PM

Breakout Room: From Tech Passion to Tech Start-Up: Competing in the 2020 i.Invest Competition

Michelle Jackson, Executive Director, i.Invest National Youth Business Competition

3:05 - 3:50 PM

Breakout Room: Parent/Student Empowerment Session   

Non-traditional Pathways to a Career in Tech Panel

Jayed Stokes, Scrum Master, DXC Technology

Eddie Smith Jr., Software Engineer, GE Aviation

Dominque Riley, Senior Technical Product Manager, Baker Hughes

Anastasia Aubrey, Senior Scrum Master, DXC Technology

Pamela K. Calonje, Career Consultant, New Horizons Computer Learning Center 

 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Inspiring our Youth (IoY) Speaker's Forum

Breakout Room: A Conversation with Author of Searching For Purpose and Understanding Cedric Dent. Jr., New Orleans native and 2019 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University

4:30 PM

Video Game and Laser Tag Ends

5:00 PM

Exhibit Showcase Ends

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Pizza, Prizes & Giveaways

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

100% of the proceeds will be donated to LifeSkills Foundation & i.Invest Competitions

Music by DJ Gravy

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS