The chairman and CEO of Nashville-based Shoney’s Companies, David Davoudpour, personally sponsored the “My Future, My Way” Career Fair in Nashville. He was joined by Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Interim Director Chris Henson, Congressman Jim Cooper, Rita McDonald, , Director of Community & Business Engagement with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry at the Nashville’s Music City Center. More than 6,800 high school freshmen attended the 2015 “My Future, My Way” Career Fair.
The fair was launched in 2009 through a joint partnership by MNPS and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as part of the Academies of Nashville initiative in Metro’s 12 zoned high schools. This year, 21 public and charter schools participated in the event to help their students learn about career opportunities from more nearly 120 exhibitors and area business representatives.
“I’m happy to continue our participation for the 5th consecutive year in the ‘My Future-My Way Career Exploration Fair,” said Davoudpour. “This event exposes high school freshmen to vocations and professions available in Middle Tennessee for the purpose of helping them choose opportunities of interest to them. This experience should motivate each student to start along a positive and sustainable path, both in school and beyond, to achieve his or her career goals.”