October 12th , 2012 9:38 am Leave a comment

Northeast State will host manufacturing career fair

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Northeast State Community College invites students and community members to attend the Fall Technology Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) in Kingsport, 305 W. Main St.

The free and public event will provide opportunities to learn about job openings in advanced manufacturing and talk with area employers.

“The career fair is focused specifically on advanced manufacturing and technology, so it’s a very good opportunity for job seekers interested in those fields,” said Mary Beth Oxendine Woodby, Career Development Coordinator at Northeast State. “We want to emphasize that the event is for the public as well as our students.”

Employers invited to the career fair represent a wide variety of companies from around the region, including those manufacturers of automotive parts, chemicals, and paper, as well as companies involved in information technology and utilities. Oxendine said she expects more than 20 companies to be on hand for the event.

In addition, there will be information about Northeast State programs and virtual welding and robotics demonstrations.

Oxendine said job seekers are advised to bring along resume copies and dress appropriately. She said persons needing help with resumes or interviewing techniques in advance of the event should contact Northeast State’s Career Development Services Center to set up an appointment. The center is located at 222 W. Main St. in downtown Kingsport. For more information, call 423.354.5100 or e-mail mboxendinewoodby@NortheastState.edu.

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