UNC Charlotte’s International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will host their inaugural Innovation Trade Expo and Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Activity Center Third Floor Salons.

There are five speakers prepared for the event, each of which will discuss their areas of expertise, and give away raffle prizes. Vendor booths will also be set up during the event to allow participants to get to know the vendors more.

Speakers include Cindy Clayton, director of facilities for the Mint Museum, David Stephenson, senior associate with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Juanita Tackett, owner of LED Source, Ted Rademacher, president for Radco Roofing and Jonathan Mayhorn, lean six sigma black belt at AT&T and adjunct faculty instructor at UNC Charlotte.

The event is also sponsored by the IMFA Charlotte Chapter.

The expo itself, as well as listening to the speakers, is free of cost. Lunch is $5 and requires prior registration.

Francis Boafo, a UNC Charlotte graduate research assistant who also works with the IFMA Student Chapter at UNC Charlotte, says the event is a good opportunity for students who are interested in the facilities management, construction or engineering to come out and learn about careers in these fields.

For more information visit imfacharlotte.com.

Eden Creamer was the Editor-in-Chief for the Niner Times from May 2013 through April 2015. She graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2015, receiving her degree in Communication Studies with minors in English, Journalism and Women's Studies. She now does freelance proofing, copywriting and design in the Charlotte area, and can be reached at edencreamer@gmail.com