OFTC to Host Annual Career Fair & Job Expo in July
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) will host its annual Career Fair and Job Expo in Sandersville on Thursday, July 19 and in Dublin on Tuesday, July 24 from 9 AM to 12 PM.
These events are open to the public and will provide job seekers with an opportunity to meet with numerous employers, learn of important community resources, and receive information on career training available through OFTC.
Each year a variety of employers attend both events, giving attendees access to numerous industries and employment opportunities.
“There are many local companies and organizations that are seeking employees, particularly those with the technical skills we teach at OFTC,” said Saketta Brown, OFTC Career Services and Disabilities Coordinator. “The programs we offer reflect the labor needs of our communities and during the fair we’ll have admissions and financial aid staff available to walk participants through the application or financial aid process if they’d like to enroll in one of our hands-on programs.”
Brown offers the following tips for career fair attendees:
- Dress professionally as first impressions are important.
- Bring several copies of your resume.
- There will be many applicants approaching employers at the same time—remain positive and be patient.
- Send a thank you note or email after the fair. Most candidates won’t follow up with employers afterwards and this will help make you stand out.
The career fairs are just one-way OFTC links trained students with area employers. The career services department provides students with individualized career counseling, assessments, interviewing tips and resume writing assistance. For more information, visit the Career Sercices page on the College’s website, OFTC.edu or call 478-274-7643.
OFTC’s $25 Admissions Application Fee for Fall 2018 enrollment will be waived on July 19 and July 24 at all OFTC locations.