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GlenX career event gets boost from Aspen Community Foundation

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More than 1,200 area high school students will head to Rifle High School on Wednesday with an eye to what happens when they are no longer students.

In partnership with Aspen Community Foundation's Cradle to Career Initiative, the GlenX Career Fall Expo in Rifle is open to all Garfield Re-2 and Garfield 16 students.

GlenX Career Expo coordinator Jayne Poss said this will be the first year the expo will be hosted in Rifle as "the valley is so large we needed to do one in the upper and lower valley because of the number of students."

New to this year's expo is a career talk session, which includes a series of speakers from the community discussing their career paths and how they achieved success.

"The chance for students to meet business leaders, to learn about opportunities for internships or employment, and to explore the possibilities beyond high school is essential to supporting our youth and local economy," Andy Davies, Cradle to Career director of the Aspen Community Foundation, said in a news release. "The partnership among GlenX, Re-2 and Garfield 16 school districts, many businesses and Aspen Community Foundation exemplifies the power of community coming together to support post-secondary school pathways."

More than 95 valley businesses will participate in the expo.

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The GlenX Career Expo will begin with the career talks at 8:30 a.m. at Rifle High School Commons. Students will then engage with the businesses in the gymnasium from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Parents are invited to attend.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.glenxcareerexpo.com.