DEO Press Releases

DEO Hosts 24th Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Career Event at the Florida Capitol

Apr 25, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Thursday, April 27, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will host a Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day career event on the 22nd Floor of the Florida Capitol for local students and their parents. DEO will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m., where DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor and special guests will welcome visitors and event participants. The event will highlight the importance of education and expose Florida’s future workforce to the various employment fields and opportunities available in the state.

Students ages 8-18, along with their parents or guardians, caregivers and mentors are invited to attend and participate in interactive exhibits from educational institutions, organizations and government agencies.

WHO: Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Clay Tomlinson, Education Assistant, Challenger Learning Center
Owen Wright, 3rd grade student, Killearn Lakes Elementary School
Karl, 5th grade student, Leon County Schools 

WHAT: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day career event for students and parents

WHEN: Thursday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Press conference begins at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Florida State Capitol - 22nd Floor
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