Chatt Tech to host College and Career Fair
by Mark Andrews
Oct 16, 2013 | 708 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chattahoochee Technical College’s Office of Career Services on Oct. 29 will present to students, alumni and the community its annual fall College and Career Fair at the North Metro Campus in Acworth. More than 60 companies, who have open positions available, have signed up for the event at press time.

“The outlook is bright because the employers we have coming are already registered with us so they know the programs that we have, and since the areas around Chattahoochee Tech are growing with different companies coming into town, they’re definitely looking at the students in our programs, such as electrical technology, electrical and computer engineering, industrial systems tech [and] automotive are one of our big ones as well,” Career Services Specialist Annette Davis said.

Career Services Coordinator Lucylle Shelton said in a press release the fair typically attracts local and regional employers looking for full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary workers, as well as interns.

“Through this event, employers are given the ability to conveniently interact directly with students and alumni ready to learn about career opportunities,” Shelton said in the release. “The event allows employers to more effectively identify candidates with the right mix of qualifications for a multitude of job openings whether those openings are available now or in the near future.”

The fair will feature companies such as CNN, 6 Degrees Group, Advantage Automotive, Southern Tea and others, that will be setting up booths to talk to perspective employees. There will be opportunities for all majors.

Davis said in a press release employers are typically looking for the same things in their potential employees, regardless of their area of study.

“Employers are looking for applicants with up-to-date skills who can talk about their skills and are confident about what they have to offer,” she said. “There is a big demand for applicants with hands-on experience who are educated in their field. Those are the types of students we have at Chattahoochee Technical College.”

The release further states all job seekers are encouraged to bring updated resumes and all information necessary to complete job applications on site. The fair should be thought of like a first interview and candidates should come dressed in business attire, Shelton said.

Career Services representatives are available on each campus at Chattahoochee Technical College for guidance with resume writing, interviewing skills and more.

The event will be held at Building A from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.chattahoocheetech.edu.