Information for our Business and Exhibitor Partners
WHAT IS FUTURE READY EXPO AND WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
Future Ready Expo is different from a typical job fair. FRE gives you a chance to interact with approximately 1,700 local 8th grade students from Hamblen, Jefferson, Grainger, and Hancock Counties. You have the unique opportunity to showcase what you do and encourage them to pursue a career in your field. The setup for the event is free, you just provide any materials you want the students to have. A table or tables, chairs, and lunch are provided. Electricity is available as well as additional space for larger activities/displays. The event is at the Walters State Expo Center in White Pine, Tennessee.
WHAT DO I BRING TO EXHIBIT?
The best way to help students understand the opportunities you can offer is to show them. We strongly encourage each exhibit to have something the participants can put their hands on, operate, watch, etc. that will give them a better understanding of the potential role and how it looks in the real world. We also would like them to understand the career path it would take to realize their dream job. If you have a demonstration, flyers, or anything that can help them see the path to get to their goal that would be great.
There were approximately 60 exhibitors at the 2022 event, and you definitely want to have something that will stand out in the crowd. If you need help coming up with an idea - let us know! We can help you.
Here are a couple of examples:
- Retail store booth: Have a list of "employees" with scheduling needs, have the students schedule the work week for the "employees".
- Information Technology booth: Give the students a cryptogram to solve to show critical thinking skills needed.
Career Clusters include:
Public Safety & Emergency Services
Business, IT, Retail Services, & Healthcare
Trade & Industry
WHEN IS THE EVENT SCHEDULED?
The 2023 EXPO is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2023
Exhibitor set up is on TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2023
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
If you would like to be an exhibitor CLICK HERE to be taken to the sign up form.