Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Grossmont College career expo expands to add apprenticeships

Career- and job-minded students and the public can get a two-fer in the form of a career expo and apprenticeship fair at Grossmont College in October.

Grossmont College’s 39th Annual Career/Apprenticeship Expo is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Main Quad.

Sponsored by the Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges’ Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Departments, as well as Sharp Hospital, the event is free and open to the public.  With the theme, “Connections Lead to Your Success,” the expo is expected to draw more than 60 exhibitors, as well as 400-500 high school students being bused in from throughout the Grossmont Union High School District. 

In addition to experiencing a career fair, the high-schoolers will get campus tours and will attend workshops to help them focus on their futures. 

For exhibitors like Sharp Healthcare, retailers, law enforcement agencies, military representatives and others, the career expo provides an informal setting for employers to interact with college students as well as the public to discuss career, internship, community service learning and work experience opportunities. 

Apprenticeship opportunities will also abound, with representatives of the Southwest Carpenters, the Western Electrical Contractors Association and  the Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program attending.

The Career/Apprenticeship Expo is the highlight of Career Week at Grossmont College, where a host of free workshops will be available for students and the public.

The workshops will be held in the Career Resource Center (Building 60, Room 140):

Monday, Oct. 9:
·       Navigating the Career Expo, 10-11 a.m.
·       Soft Skills, 11-12:30 p.m.

Tuesday Oct. 10:
·       Orientation to Career Services 10-11 a.m.
·       Navigating the Career Fair 12-1 p.m. (Cuyamaca College-Career Center)
·       Job Club Meeting  2-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11
·       Time Management  8:30-9:30 a.m.*
·       Effective Job Search Strategies  10:30-1 p.m.*
*Both workshops in Griffin Gate, Bldg. 60)

Thursday, Oct. 12
·       In-Demand Jobs  2-3 p.m.

·       Creating an Elevator Pitch  9-10 a.m.
·       Professional Networking  10-11 a.m.

·       Job Search Strategies  11a.m.-noon
·       Self Defense in Avoidance  12-1 p.m.


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