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Sat, May 18


Sugaw Creek Recreational Center

4th Annual Momma I Don't Want to Go to College! Skills and Trade Career Expo

Don't let the name fool you! This is not your average educational "Career & Trade" fair! ALL ages!

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4th Annual Momma I Don't Want to Go to College! Skills and Trade Career Expo
4th Annual Momma I Don't Want to Go to College! Skills and Trade Career Expo

Time & Location

May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Sugaw Creek Recreational Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28213


About the event

Do you know a Class of 2024 graduate that needs with their plans after high school? "Momma I Don't Want to Go to College" Skills and Trade Expo strives to expose elementary & middle schoolers to post high school careers & connect young adults, ages 16-30, and their families to current job openings; college support; internship and/or apprenticeship opportunities; industry certification opportunities; on-the-job training, and career services for positions available in high demand skills and trade industries.

We are still honoring the life and legacy of Nipsey Hussle's "Too big to fail" approach to economic-development and wealth building. Charlotte and surrounding areas, Let's paint our city "Nipsey Blue" and celebrate the rise in technical and blue-collar skilled jobs and #successwithoutdebt!

This is your opportunity to meet with vendors and enjoy live entertainment and performances! This is a family-friendly event! Some vendors will be hiring on the spot!

Ideal vendors are businesses, agencies, or companies:

*offer Apprenticeships?

*offer Paid training opportunities?

*offer Certification/Skills training programs (2 years or less)?

*offer On-the-job training opportunities?

*offer Funding to pay for individuals to access Skills and Trade training programs?

*offer Exposure to blue collar careers for youth?

*promote Economic Mobility?

*promote Child & Family stability?

*offer opportunities for Veterans, persons living with disabilities, Felons/Criminal backgrounds?

*have a mission for crime intervention/prevention?

Vendor tables are for businesses that can offer 1) Skills or trades training programs; 2) Paid internships; 3) Apprenticeships; on-the-job training


  • Youth General Admission

    Under age of 18

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  • Adult General Admission

    General admission to expo

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  • Vendor Ticket

    Each vendor ticket will include booth space to accommodate a 6' table (not included); 1/4 page advertisement; logo placement on step and repeat; Social media announcement , and vendor gift & lunch for up to 2 staff.

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  • Bronze Level $500

    -Social Media Mentions (5) -Agency, company, or individual self’s name will be included in any advertisement and promotional materials used the day of the event as “2024 Event Sponsor” -Logo and/or name would be added to website

    +$12.50 service fee
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  • Silver Level-$1,000

    -Benefits of Bronze level -Social Media Mentions (10) -Logo placement on banner, which serves as a backdrop for all photo opportunities -Corporate item placed in Swag bag

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  • Gold Level Sponsorship $2,500

    -Benefits of Silver level -Social Media mentions (15) -Logo and link placed on website -Name recognition on all press releases -Company logo placement on promotional collateral for the event to include final video

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  • Platinum Level Sponsor $5,000

    -Benefits of Gold level -Mention of business in social media posts for event -Leads generated from event survey - 2 - 3-minute address in front of all attendees (if present)

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