Career Exploration Fair

February 10, 2023, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Over 2,300 8th-grade students from Sumner County will be virtually attending the P-16 Council Career Exploration Fair hosted by Volunteer State Community College. Industry Representatives will share their future career opportunities with students through live, virtual meetings.

The Career Exploration Fair provides an avenue for eighth graders preparing to enter local high schools to explore a breadth of career areas and make an informed decision when choosing their courses. This fair helps raise awareness and excitement that shows in-coming freshmen the relevance of their studies and the opportunities their futures holds. The main focus of our virtual visits is to showcase a broad spectrum of possible careers.

The students experiencing the virtual Career Exploration Fair are prepared to visit the fair through an exploratory classroom curriculum that allows them to learn about professionalism and evaluate their personality, strengths, interests, and potential careers.

After meeting with career and college representatives, we hope students attending the event are better equipped to answer these questions:

  • What are my goals?
  • What are my career aspirations?
  • What steps do I need to begin now to reach my goals?

We are in need of individuals in your profession to share “the good news” about your career with 8th graders. This is the time for our children to begin working on making their career goals a reality one day. You can help them with that! Industry Representatives are needed to share insight into future career opportunities with students.

We are seeking career and industry representatives that can commit to attending short (15 minute), live zoom calls with area students. The calls will be scheduled and facilitated by a Career Exploration Fair volunteer and we will provide talking points to assist you in your preparation.


There is no fee to participate in this event. We invite you to register using the Business Interest Form.

More Information

For more information, please call (615) 230-3742 or email You may also stop by the office located 217-B Wood Campus Center, on the Gallatin Campus.