Kishwaukee College Employment Fair this week


Come on out to the Annual Kishwaukee College Employment and Training Fair which will be held this Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 – 19, 2012 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center, Room A-27.  The Employment Fair will be open on Wednesday, April 18th from 5pm-8pm and Thursday, April 19th from 9am-12pm. Don’t forget to dress in business attire and bring copies of your resume.

Michelle Pease, Coordinator of the ERC, stated, “This is a great opportunity to assist members of our community who are looking for work, looking for new opportunities, or looking for options as the current economy poses some challenges.”

The Training and Employment Fair will feature several area employers which have positions available, similar to the “Employment Fair” that the College has hosted in the past. The Employment and Training Fair, however, focuses on being a one-stop resource for anyone who is struggling with employment—or lack of employment.  Pease explained, “We want community residents to know that, if they have questions, they can get them answered at the Fair.  Many people are facing tough times at their current job and may be on the brink of job loss. We will have the resources they need to know about to help smooth things out.”

In addition to several employers, the Fair will include information on short term training programs that can prepare someone for a new career path quickly; funding sources to assist with some training programs; other sources of financial aid for adults returning to school; information on how unemployment works and how to apply; and much more. There will be computer stations available for anyone wanting to search or begin the online processes for assistance.  There will also be a door prize of a tuition waiver for three credit hours of coursework at Kishwaukee College.

Kishwaukee College is located at 21193 Malta Road, in Malta. For more information, please call the Employment Resources Center at             815-825-2086, ext. 4080. Visit their website for more information now.


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