CITA Hosts Annual Cobb CTAE "Future Fest" Career Festival

Watson Cobb EMC Mascot and CW Matthews demo

The annual Future Fest career fair returned to the Cobb Innovation and Technology Academy on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. More than 1,700 Cobb County middle and high school students attended the interactive festival showcasing future career opportunities.

IMG_2048-1.jpgStudents talk to C.W. Matthews construction.
IMG_2052.jpgGoodwill of North GA interacts with high school students.
IMG_2049-1.jpgMcCarthy construction answers questions of a potential employee.


There were over 100 career and educational displays at the expo. Stations offered hands-on career exploration experiences in high-demand career fields like healthcare, construction, information technology, energy, military, and public safety.

IMG_2061.jpgCobb EMC's Watson at the Cobb CTAE Future Fest.
IMG_2054.jpgCCSD Maintenance department participates in Future Fest for the first time.

The one-day event gave students the opportunity to learn about construction, healthcare, and experiment with robots, among other unique experiences. At one station, participants got to ride in the bucket truck as GA Power linemen guided them through the experience. 

IMG_2056.jpgGA Power bucket truck allows students to ride.

IMG_2053.jpgStudents use mini excavators to dig in the sand pit with Ferrovial Construction.

Special thanks goes out to our Future Fest event sponsors listed in the graphic below:


The following is a list of the Future Fest event booths:


Anning Johnson Company

Apple Inc.

Applied Academic Labs

Archer Western Construction

Arrow Exterminators

Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association

Automotive Training Center

Benning Construction Company

Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 

Body Interact

Brasfield & Gorrie

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. (Outside)

Carpenters Union

Chattahoochee Technical College

CITA – Automotive Demos

CITA - Construction Cluster Demos

CITA - Energy & Power Demos

CITA - Heating & Air Conditioning Demos

CITA - Information Technology Demos

CITA - Welding Demos

CITA - Healthcare - CNA Demos

CITA - Healthcare - EMR/EMT Demos

CITA - Healthcare - Phlebotomy & Clinical Lab Demos

CITA - Heavy Equipment Operator Simulator Demos

Cobb and Douglas Public Health

Cobb County 911

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services Careers

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services - Outside

Cobb County Police Department

Cobb County School District - Maintenance Department

Cobb County Water System

Cobb EMC Careers

Cobb EMC - Bucket Truck (Outside)

Cobb EMC Linemen (Outside)

Crane Nuclear

Delta Air Lines

Delta Community Credit Union

Ferrovial Construction / Cintra

GA Army National Guard 

GA Army National Guard Vehicles (Outside)

Georgia CTSOs/GaDOE (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, First Robotics, FFA, Hosa, SkillsUSA, TSA)

Georgia Highlands College 

Georgia Power Careers

Georgia Power - Bucket Truck  (Outside)

Georgia Power – Drone Demo  (Outside)

Georgia Power - Electric Vehicle  (Outside)

Georgia Trade School

Goodwill of North GA - Smyrna Career Center


Grady EMS Academy 

Grady EMS Academy Ambulance (Outside)

GreyStone Power Corporation (Outside)

Inglett & Stubbs, LLC

Jim Ellis Automotive Group

Kennesaw State University Admissions

Kennesaw State University - Geography and Anthropology

Kennesaw State University - Psychological Science

Kennesaw State University - Science and Mathematics

Kennesaw State University - Wellstar College of Health and Human Services 

Krause Family Ford (Outside)

L3 Harris

Life University Admissions

Life University – Business and Computer Science

Life University – Exercise Science 

Life University - Health Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Allied Health)

Lockheed Martin


Maxair Mechanical

Mayer Electric Supply

McCarthy Building Company Careers

McCarthy Building Company (Outside Demo)

McEachern Culinary Demo


Mechanical Contractors Association 

Mechanical Trades Institute

Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company, Inc. ( CS Education Bus)

Paul Mitchell The School Esani

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Georgia “Sim-bulance” (Outside)

Pharaoh's Conclave 

Prime Power Services, Inc.

Primerica Financial Services


Ruby-Collins, Inc. 

Southern Educational Systems

Technical Training Aids

Walton Sports Medicine

WCHHS KSU - Nursing

Wellstar Health System

Wellstar Trauma Network

WorkSource Cobb

Yancey Bros. Co.