Rural Workforce Opportunity Symposium

Dream It. Do It. and Denise Smesny were invited to participate in Congressman Brian Babin’s Rural Workforce Opportunity Symposium on March 22nd at Warren High School. The goal of this event was to provide information to constituents and high school students to help broaden their horizons and educate them about the career opportunities available in the 36th district of Texas.

Junior and Senior students from home school groups and rural East Texas high schools including Warren, Buna, Chester, Deweyville, Colmesneil, and Woodville were treated to a general assembly featuring speakers from the health care, forestry, petrochemicals, manufacturing, and maritime industries. Afterward, students visited booths to find out additional information from businesses and educational institutions related to those careers.

The Dream It. Do It. booth hosted more than 220 students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members at this event. The visitors learned about the PetrochemWorks website and how it could help them find out more about careers in the petrochemical and industrial construction industries. Participants also spun the “Don’t Be a Zombie” wheel to answer career-related questions and win prizes.

The invitation for this event was issued by Dr. Babin’s Deer Park office District Director, Kelly Waterman and Regional Director of Community Relations, Beverly Ferguson.