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Future Fest Career Fair Returns to Cobb County

Cobb police standing at table
February 27, 2020

The fourth annual Future Fest career fair returned to the Cobb County Civic Center on Thursday. More than 1,000 Cobb County middle and high school students attended the interactive festival showcasing future career opportunities. 

There were over 50 career and educational displays at the expo. Stations offered hands-on career exploration experiences in high-demand career fields like healthcare, construction, drone technology, audio video technology, energy and power, military and public safety.

The one-day event gave students the opportunity to learn about drones and experiment with robots, among other unique experiences. At one station, participants put on virtual reality goggles that simulated alcohol and marijuana impairment before trying to walk a straight line as Cobb County Police officers guided them through the experience. 

Participating organizations included Life University, J.E. Dunn Construction, Georgia Power and Kennesaw State University. Officials from Cobb County Department of Public Safety and branches of the military were there as well.

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