Northeast Mississippi Community College will host its second Higher Education Achieves Demonstrable Skills (HEADS) festival on Thursday, October 11 in the career technical area of the Booneville campus starting at 8 a.m.
During the HEADS event, over 1,000 seventh through twelfth grade students get a chance to meet with Northeast students, faculty and staff along with industry leaders to help them learn more about different career opportunities.
Members of the public are also encouraged to attend.
This year’s event has been expanded to include a manufacturer’s midway where students and the public have a chance to interact with industry leaders and ask questions about their respective fields.
Included in the HEADS event will be the Northeast pep rally, which will move from its traditional location on the lawn in front of the Ramsey Student Services Building, to the green space across from Subway to help welcome the over 1,000 students to the Northeast campus.
Students from Alcorn Central, Baldwyn, Falkner, Jumpertown, Kossuth, Mooreville, New Albany, New Site, Pine Grove, Pontotoc Ridge, Prentiss County, Ripley, Tishomingo County and Wheeler have all signed up to come to the one-day event that lasts between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Throughout the day, students will be engaged with various competitions and demonstrations as well as live music throughout the day.
During the competitions, students in seventh through ninth grades and tenth through twelfth grades will have a chance to compete for various prizes and be entered into a drawing for an iPad.
Competitions will include areas of information systems technology, collision repair, welding, construction engineering technology, precision manufacturing and machining, automotive technology, diesel power technology and heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology.
Demonstrations will come from the science department at Northeast and will be located on Tiger Loop near Vo-Tech Building No. 3.
Industry leaders from as far away as Jackson and Memphis, Tenn., are confirmed for the event.