More than 3,000 eighth graders from across the Chattanooga area learned about career opportunities at the 2013 Career Crunch. The event, sponsored by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, was held November 19-20 at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. The Sequoyah chapter of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) was among the participants.

Local businesses and colleges were on hand to answer the students’ questions about different careers. Sequoyah NAYGN President Marty Swafford, along with Seqouyah recruiter, Richard Herrin, and TVA intern/co-op program manager, Shunyale Griffin, took part in the first day.  Past Sequoyah NAYGN presedent, John Crawford, Sequoyah engineer, Tonya Taylor, and Herrin represented TVA the second day.

“Area eighth grade teachers felt this was a great event to allow their students to begin thinking about their future careers and the education required to be successful,” Swafford said. “It was great working with other TVA professionals to share all that TVA has to offer with the students.”

Marty Swafford talks with students about engineering careers at TVA.

Marty Swafford talks with students about engineering careers at TVA.

Pictured from left: Marty Swafford, Shunyale Griffin, and Richard Herrin

Pictured from left: Marty Swafford, Shunyale Griffin, and Richard Herrin

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