"this gives me hope that

I will become successful one day"

By: Alex Digiacomo
Medium: Photography

Art Provided by Ringing College of Art & Design


Session 1

  • Opening Speaker Welcome Address
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry Interviews
  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Industry Interviews 
  • Industry Panel Q&A

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Session 2

  • Opening Speaker Welcome Address
  • Introduction to Healthcare Industry
  • Healthcare Industry Interviews
  • Introduction to Business & Technology Industry
  • Business & Technology Industry Interviews 
  • Industry Panel Q&A

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State of Jobs Conference 2019 

State of Student Report 2019-2020

Each year, we collect data from high school students attending the State of Jobs Conference, an event dedicated to exposing students to various postsecondary and career opportunities. We surveyed students when they first arrived to understand their perception before they are exposed to existing opportunities shared with them throughout the day. In addition, this is the first year we surveyed students at the end of the day to see if their perception would shift due to the information acquired throughout the conference.

This data was collected at two separate events covering seven counties in the State of Florida, including Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto, and Hardee Counties, which make up the west coast conference. The east coast conference includes Port St. Lucie, Indian River, and Martin County. Students used the SOJC mobile application to answer surveys delivered to them at a specified time (beginning vs. end of the day.)

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