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Leon County, OEV to Host Annual Leon Works Expo

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Mathieu Cavell
Leon County Community and Media Relations
(850) 606-5300

Leon County, OEV to Host Annual Leon Works Expo

Leon Works Expo Helps Bridge Skilled Workforce Gap of the Future
WHO:  Leon County Government, Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality 
WHAT:  Leon Works Expo
WHEN:  Friday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Media availability at 10 a.m.
WHERE:  FSU Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 West Pensacola Street 
On Friday, April 28, Leon County Government and the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality will host approximately 700 high school students from Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center for the eighth annual Leon Works Expo. The Expo connects more than 100 employers and academic institutions with high school students to provide an opportunity for them to explore skilled careers in the areas of health, trade, business, information technology, creative, and more. Students will learn from individuals with local success stories and engage with employers in person to discover the career that best fits them. 
By 2026, over 70,000 jobs that require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree will be available in Leon County and the surrounding region. More than 100 employers from local businesses, organizations, and academic institutions will be present to share positive experiences about their field and provide students with hands-on, interactive learning opportunities.
Businesses exhibiting at the Leon Works Expo include:
  • First Commerce Credit Union
  • VR Systems, Inc.
  • Florida Blue
  • Ajax Building Company
  • Talquin Electric Cooperative
  • Danfoss Turbocor
  • And more
The Expo will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude after a brief closing ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Media partners are encouraged to attend at 10 a.m.  
Visuals for the 2023 Leon Works Expo include:
  • High school students interacting with exhibitors.
  • Students participating in a breakout session hosted by CareerSource Capital Region.
  • Large vehicle displays, including an airplane, fire truck, and patrol cars.
  • Elected officials and local business leaders speaking to students at the Leon Works closing program.
To view photos from the 2022 Leon Works Expo, visit
Since 2015, Leon County’s Leon Works Expo has connected more than 7,000 high school students to more than 500 academic institutions, private businesses, non-profit agencies, and public sector partners.
For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 /

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