2023 Expo

2023 Skilled Trades Expo

Thank You for Another Amazing Expo!

On September 20th and 21st, thousands of students, organizations, educators, and individuals packed the Canfield Fairground for the 2023 Skilled Trades Expo. Students and job-seekers had the opportunity to meet with professionals in various trade industries, and gain hands-on experience on what they can expect in their future careers.

Thank you to the sponsors and trades organizations for making this possible. Your hard work and dedication to educating people on the value of a career in the trades is remarkable, and we look forward to another incredible Expo in 2024!

Pre-Apprenticeship Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the pre-apprenticeship competition:

Day 1 (Sept 20th):

1st Place – Darren Kemp – East Palestine (Pictured)

2nd Place – Zac Hostetler – East Palestine

3rd Place – Frank Quinlan – Boardman

Day 2 (Sept. 21st):

1st Place – Vincent Cicero – Niles McKinley (TESC)

2nd Place – Lillian Davis- Brookfield (Pictured)

3rd Place – Tamara Jones – TCTC

Student program

September 20: Mahoning, Columbiana, Portage Counties

September 21: Trumbull, Mercer, and Lawrence Counties

September 20: General Public 3-6 PM

Gates open at 8:30am. Program runs until 2pm.

(The expo will take approximately 3 hours to tour.)

General Public

September 20 · 3pm – 6pm

Canfield Fair Grounds
7265 Columbiana Canfield Road
Canfield, OH 44406

Register students by September 1 with your local ESC or call Gary at 330.539.6050



Mahoning – r.eggleston@mvrcog.org
Trumbull – robert.marino@trumbullesc.org
Columbiana – jdilling@ccesc.k12.oh.us
Mercer/Lawrence – gary@thebuildersonline.com

The annual MVST Expo is a place where students and adults alike are invited to see firsthand all of the different trades in the Valley and what they have to offer. Each year we get to bring everyone together to spend the day with us, learn more about all of the different trades, and to give people the opportunity to try these skills out in a hands-on way!

This interactive expo will help guide students in a pathway for the Skilled Construction Trades. This event will feature opportunities for students to learn by doing. This year the event has been extended to two days to further allow more hands on activity for the students. Grades 7th-12th are welcome.

Please note: Bring a bag lunch if you plan on attending during lunch hours.