Passport to Careers Expo

How do you see your students’ futures? Are there career options that have not been explored? Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your students to learn about paths to careers in construction, manufacturing, industrial maintenance, and energy by being a part of it! Leading agencies, large contractors, manufacturers, and other businesses will show groups of Mississippi 8th grade students up close and personal the increasing opportunities for careers in these fields. As they walk the through the Passport to Careers (P2C) Expo, they will participate in hands-on skills as well as experience the latest tools, equipment, and technology. Get your students, teachers, counselors excited about these career possibilities by viewing the videos on

Additional information coming soon!

Contact Information:
Dianna Zendejas

P2C Expo Committee Chair
MS Construction Education Foundation (MCEF)
5165 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: 601-605-2989

Working in partnership with: Mississippi Department of Education  |  Build Your Future & Industry Partners
Additional information will be provided to registered groups.

The Passport to Careers Expo for 8th grade students will be held in conjunction with the 2018 MCEF/SkillsUSA State Championship which is included in the tour.

When: 2018 Dates to be determined.
Student tours will be scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Deadline for Registration:  Deadline is to be determined. (Space limited to 1,000 students per day. Call 601-605-2989 to register.)

Where:  Fordice Equine Center, Mississippi Fair Grounds 1207 Mississippi Street—Jackson, MS

How: Transportation must be provided by the school.

Cost:  No admission fee or charge.

Meals:  Groups may make reservations for sack lunches at a cost of $5.00/lunch for on-site or take-out.

Tours:  Groups will be allowed to tour the MCEF/SkillsUSA State Championship and the P2C Expo. Groups must stay together and chaperones must remain with their groups. Student groups will be given a “safety minute” briefing by an industry professional from the MS Associated Builders and Contractors.