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14th Annual Non-Traditional Career Fair October 20th

October 4th, 2009

Hartnell College and the Mission Trails Regional Occupational Program will host the 14th annual Non-Traditional Career Fair on Hartnell’s main campus in Salinas on Tuesday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This hands-on non-traditional career and employment fair will present career options and employment opportunities for area job seekers, including high school students, Hartnell and other local college students, and anyone in the community looking to enter the work force.  An estimated 1500 Monterey County high school and middle school students will attend.

More than 50 local businesses have signed up to present at the fair.  All exhibitors are seeking to introduce potential job seekers to the specific skill sets that they typically require, especially for entry-level positions.

Exhibitors are asked to place special emphasis on attracting those who are not typically found in a particular career or job: for example, appealing to women to pursue employment in the building trades, or men to investigate early childhood education or nursing.

There will be employer information and activity booths allowing participants to try their hand at different occupations from a wide range of fields, including healthcare, dentistry, floral design, mill work, cabinetry, carpentry, computer repair, auto repair, physical therapy, massage therapy, tractor repair and welding, cosmetology, administration of justice, agriculture, transportation, animal health, hospitality, food service, electronics, sales, among others.

The fair will be held on the Main Quad, the College Center, and surrounding areas of Hartnell’s campus at 411 Central Avenue.
For more information, please call Molly Lewis at 770-6118 or e-mail at mlewis@hartnell.edu.