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Bevill State Hosts 2024 BEVILL MAP: Making A Path Event

April 08, 2024

On Friday, April 5, 2024, Bevill State Community College hosted the second Bevill MAP: Making A Path event for high schools in the area. Bevill MAP: Making A Path was held on the Bevill State Fayette Campus located at 2631 Temple Avenue N., Fayette, Alabama from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event was attended by over 500 students from Fayette County Schools, Lamar County Schools, Pickens County Schools, Pickens Academy, and Winfield High School. The students participated in hands-on activities with local businesses and industries.

"Bevill MAP presents an excellent opportunity for high school students within Bevill State Fayette Campus's reach to engage in a dynamic and enriching exploration of potential career paths. Through this program, students can forge their own paths toward future success by connecting with high-demand programs offered at Bevill State that align with local job opportunities. We want these bright young minds to build their futures in our communities,” commented Dr. Joel Hagood, President of Bevill State Community College. “We are appreciative to Lavender, Inc. and all of the businesses that partnered with Bevill State to help make this event possible.”

Bevill MAP: Making A Path is an exciting, interactive workforce development outreach event, designed to engage students in real-world simulations of high-demand career paths in our workforce region. This allows event attendees to learn how to Make A Path for the future by connecting Bevill State Community College education and training programs with real careers located right where they live. Offered at no cost to students served by the Fayette Campus of Bevill State Community College, this event brings together post-secondary education with business and industry as part of a comprehensive effort to assist students in developing meaningful career knowledge and an empowered mindset.

Sponsors for the event include Presenting Sponsor: LAVENDER, INC.; Gold Level Sponsors: Phifer Incorporated and OX Bodies Inc.; Silver Level Sponsors: 3M, Alabama Credit Union, Alabama Power Foundation, Daltile, O'Neal Manufacturing Services, King Kutter, Inc., and Tronox; Bronze Level Sponsors: Interfor, Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center, and Steel Dust Recycling LLC.

Exhibitors at the event include Zone 1 - Welding: Bevill State Welding & Pipefitting, King Kutter, Inc., LAVENDER, INC., Marathon, O'Neal Manufacturing Services, and Ox Bodies; Zone 2 - Forestry & Agriculture: Interfor, Pickens County College & Career Center Agriculture Science, and Weyerhauser; Zone 3 - Modern Manufacturing & Electrical: Bevill State - Electrical & Industrial Maintenance, Bolzoni Auramo, Dal-Tile, Phifer, Steel Dust Recycling, and Tronox; Zone 4 - Professional Services: Alabama Credit Union, Bevill State Child Development, Bevill State Management & Entrepreneurship, Bevill State OAT - Office Administration Tech, Bevill State OAT - STC Legal or Medical, Bevill State Systems Information Technology, and Pickens County College & Career Center Teacher Cadet; Zone 5 - Health Sciences: Baptist Memorial Hospital & Health Care Services, Bevill State Health Sciences, Fayette Medical Center DCH, Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center, Northwest Medical Center, and UAB; Zone 6 - Heavy Equipment & Transportation: Innovation Center | Skills for Success - Heavy Equipment Operation, Innovation Center | Skills for Success – CDL, Thompson Rental, and United Rentals.

About Bevill State Community College (BSCC):
Bevill State Community College is a public, two-year, "open door" institution, committed to providing comprehensive education and educational support services for people in West Central Alabama and beyond. Bevill State is a member of the Alabama Community College System. Bevill State's four main campuses, and one instructional site, offer university parallel and applied technology educational opportunities to over one-quarter million people in a seven-county area. This service area spans over 4,600 square miles, from the Birmingham city limits to the Mississippi state line.

To RSVP or for more information contact Tana Collins-Allred at 800.648.3271 ext. 5742 or by email at tana.collins@bscc.edu.  Please visit our website at www.bscc.edu/Bevill-MAP.