Thursday, March 29 2012 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Technical Career Fair
for High School Seniors and the Public
The Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division is sponsoring a Technical Career Fair with the theme of "Putting Education to Work…" on Thursday, March 29, from 3-7pm. The event will feature training programs available for adults through the Career Center. Rose Hemm, Workforce/Transitions Development Coordinator, describes the planned activities, "The Technical Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for the community to learn about locally-offered technical training for adults, meet our instructors and see learning labs." Visitors to the Technical Career Far will have the opportunity to take a career interest survey and learn about the careers/training that correspond with their interest.
Co-sponsored by the Sidney/Shelby County Chamber of Commerce; the Adult Basic Literacy/Education (ABLE) Program; and Upper Valley Career Center, the Technical Career Fair will take place at the Applied Technology Center on the school’s campus in Piqua.
Training areas to be featured include Healthcare: Practical Nursing, State Testing Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide; Industrial: Machine Trades, Maintenance, HVAC-R, Boiler Operation, Safety, Welding; and Office Technology: Computer software, Medical Office, Accounting, and Word-Processing.
Attendees will learn about the registration process, financial aid, career advancement, as well as GED Testing, ABLE, and the new “no cost” Bridge Programs. "The Bridge Programs are an excellent way for adult learners to prepare for return to the classroom or a career," Hemm explains. Bridge Programming currently available includes at the career center includes Manufacturing Readiness, Medical Readiness, and Pharmacy Technician Readiness.
Upper Valley Career Center's Adult Division regularly offers community-focused courses such as Remedial Driver, eLearning, safety related training and Leadership/Management skills. Mike Shellabarger, Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division Director, commented, "Post secondary education provides real benefits for the individual participant and local businesses. Ready access to skills and a certified workforce continues to provide a win-win for the entire community."
The Technical Career Fair is open March 29, 3-7pm, for the general public. A second session will be conducted specifically to address the needs of local high school seniors on Friday, March 30, 8:30am-2:30pm at the same location. High school seniors interested in attending the Friday event are encouraged to contact their school counselor or if an Upper Valley Career Center student they should speak with their CT lab instructor.
More information on the Technical Career Fair is available by contacting Rose Hemm, at 778-8419, 800-589-6963 ext. 301 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.