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Career & Learning Expo at Dayton Metro Library

The Dayton Metro Library’s second annual Career & Learning Expo brings together informative presenters, professional career coaches, and a vast array of exhibitors, all focused on helping adults explore their career options, enhance their job skills, or position themselves for professional advancement. The event takes place Thursday, October 24, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street, and is completely free.

expologo“Whether you’re a young professional who needs additional skills to land a better job, you want to stay relevant in your current workplace, or you’re looking toward an encore career, this Expo is for you,” said Diane Farrell, Director of External Relations and Development for the Dayton Metro Library. “This event will help adults achieve their professional goals with education, training and coaching.”

Presenters and exhibitors will offer a full range of information on education options, from self-directed online learning and micro-certifications, to apprenticeships and specialized training for in-demand careers, to traditional two- and four-year degrees.

“A highlight of The Career & Learning Expo is the opportunity to meet individually with career coaches,” said Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian. “Our Job Seekers volunteers have extensive experience in job searching, career coaching, and assessing your skills and interests.”

  • Free 15-minute coaching sessions will be available on a first-come, first served basis with advisors Dean Waggenspack, Sylvie Stewart, Robin Brun, Teresa Napier and Amanda Doughty.
  • Tech Demos will show participants how to access free online learning, career planning, job training, and employment information.
  • Many exhibitors, representing a broad spectrum of community organizations and services, will offer information on education, financial assistance, credit counseling, job training, and more.

While the Career & Learning Expo is free, advance registration is appreciated. Online registration and more information, including a complete list of exhibitors and planning partners, is available at or call 937-463-2665. (Please note: This is not a job fair or hiring event.)

Exhibits spaexpoce is still available. There is no fee. To reserve your space, contact Phillip Green at or call 937.496.8515.

Some of the early confirmed exhibitors include:

Better Business Bureau
CareSource Job Connect
Clark State Community College
DeVry University/Keller Graduate School of Management
Discovery Lab – Global
Franklin University
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Indiana Wesleyan University
Miami Valley CTC Adult Education/Aspire
Miami Valley Works
Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation
Ohio University
Project READ
Sinclair Community College
Wesley Community Center
Wilberforce University

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