OFTC to Host 2020 Career & Job Expo in July
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) will host the 2020 Career and Job Expo in Sandersville on Tuesday, July 21 and in Dublin on Thursday, July 23 from 9 AM to 12 PM.
The Sandersville Career and Job Expo will take place in the Ben J. Tarbutton Jr. Business Development Center and in Dublin at the DuBose Porter Business and Industry Training Center.
These events are open to the public and will provide job seekers with an opportunity to meet with employers seeking to hire qualified candidates, 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 who are seeking employees, particularly those with the technical skills we teach at OFTC,” shared Saketta Brown, OFTC’s Career Services and Disabilities Coordinator. “The programs we offer at OFTC reflect the labor needs of our communities and during the career fair we’ll have College admissions and financial aid staff available to walk interested participants through the application or financial aid process if they’d like to enroll in one of our hands-on programs to aide in their employability.”
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 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 Services page on the College’s website, OFTC.edu, or call 478-274–7643.
OFTC’s $25 Admissions Application Fee for the Fall 2020 semester will be waived on July 21 and 23 at all OFTC locations.