A Job Fair for job -seekers as well as employers will be held on Wednesday, September 24, at the Armory/Convocation Center on the Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge campus, from 9 am to 1 pm.
“Fall Back into Your Dream Career” is the theme for the free event, co-hosted by the “On Ramp” Adult Career Pathways Program at DSLCC and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. Coordinators are Joyce Broughman, On Ramp Grant Coordinator, and Jenny Wright of Goodwill’s Beyond Jobs program.
“Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is excited about our upcoming job fair,” says Wright. “Our philosophy is ‘a hand up, not a hand out’. What better way to provide a hand up than to link our participants with our local employers. Goodwill is committed to helping provide a holistic integration of career services with family and financial strengthening services. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with our community in helping to lead individuals to careers where they can be self-sufficient.”
Anyone needing help with preparing a resume or wearing proper attire should contact Wright at (540) 620-6391 by September 19.
“Face to face contact with a potential employer is key to making a good first impression,” adds Broughman. “Making a good first impression will ignite a conversation, which may lead to employment.”
Also assisting with the event is Brooke Jarvis, the new Job Placement Coordinator at DSLCC. Jarvis can help participants with resumes and cover letters, and she may be reached at email@example.com or (540) 863-2848.
Employers may reserve a free space by contacting Wright at (540) 620-6391 or Broughman at (540) 863-2923.
That same evening, September 24, the annual College Night will be hosted at the DSLCC Armory from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Representatives from over 50 colleges, universities, specialized training providers and the military have been invited to participate in the event. For more information about College Night, contact Matt McGraw at (540) 863-2866 (toll-free at 877-73DSLCC) or Joy Broyles at (540) 863-2861. Students may also learn more details about College Night by contacting their high school guidance office.