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State FFA Wildlife Career Event Set for HGTC

State FFA Wildlife Career Event Set for Horry Georgetown Technical College

Georgetown (Jan. 21)
South Carolina Future FFA Job FairFarmers of America (SC-FFA) are coming to Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) for a wildlife career development event Sat., Feb. 8, on the HGTC Georgetown Campus. From 9-11:30 a.m., more than 200 high school students from around the state will participate in competitions to win awards for individual and team prizes. The winning team will earn a trip from the college to the national competition.

The competition will include both hands-on practical exam questions about animal skins, skulls, management tools and a written exam.  Natural resource management professionals will also be in attendance to talk with students about careers. Prof. James Westerhold, who teaches wildlife management at HGTC, said, “This is a great opportunity for young people to share their career goals or explore job options in natural resource management."

For details, please contact: Jim Westerhold, HGTC wildlife professor, 843-520-1401.