SOVA Youth Expo 2018
Oct 2 - 4
Olde Dominion
Agricultural Center

19783 U.S. Highway 29, S.
Chatham, Virginia
Actively engaging approximately 4,000 seventh graders and high school students to career choices in the Virginia communities of Danville and Martinsville and Halifax, Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania Counties.
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The SOVA Career ChoICE Youth Expo exposes students to hands-on activities by inspirational adults to ignite students' imaginations to unlimited career opportunities in Southern Virginia.

"If I had had a chance to be somewhere like this as a middle/high school student it would've given me a quicker start to my future."- Kirby Ford, SoVAH Health Radiology Student (2016) and Radiologic Technologist at Piedmont Family and Occupational Medicine

Career ChoICE showcases existing job opportunities so that students will have an option to stay in the region, based on an informed career decision with a clear understanding on:

  • Skills needed
  • Education levels required
  • Salaries they can expect

This event is an intentional effort to build a pipeline of students in strategic sectors that are aligned with economic development interests.