Posted on 10/23/2019

The “ONE BRISTOL Career Exploration Event,” held on October 22, at Bristol Motor Speedway, was an exciting opportunity for students from Bristol Virginia Middle School and Vance Middle School on the Tennessee side (about 450 students) to learn about a wide variety of careers available to them locally.

With more than 25 businesses, industries, service careers, and other participants, students were able to engage in interactive exhibits and conversations about potential local career opportunities.

“We were thrilled to once again be able to provide this opportunity to our students!” said Deidre Pendley, director of Career and Technical Education for Bristol Tennessee City Schools. “I’d like to especially thank our local businesses and industries for partnering with us on this event and in so many other ways to help develop the future workforce of Bristol.”

Participating businesses and industries included:

Ballad Bristol Regional Medical Center
Ballad Nursing Assistant
Bass Pro Shop
Bell Helicopter
Bristol Tennessee City Schools
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services
Bristol Tennessee Police Department
Bristol Virginia Public Schools
Bristol Virginia Utilities Board
BurWil Construction Company
City of Bristol
J.A. Street and Associates
Junior Achievement
Mattern and Craig
Modern Forge
Northeast State Technical Community College
Premier Cosmetology
The Robinette Company
Royal Building Products
Strongwell Corporation

The event was sponsored by United Way of Bristol, Bristol Tennessee City Schools, Bristol Virginia Public Schools, City of Bristol Tennessee, City of Bristol Virginia, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Bristol Virginia Utilities, and Communities in Schools Southwest Virginia.

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