A Career Expo for job-seekers as well as employers will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista and on Wednesday, March 12, in the Armory/Convocation Center on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.
"Spring Into a New Career" is the theme for the free event, co-sponsored by DSLCC, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and the chambers of commerce from Bath County, the Alleghany Highlands, Botetourt County and Lexington/Buena Vista/Rockbridge County, as well as the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation and the Buena Vista Department of Economic Development. Coordinators are Donnie Kern, DSLCC job placement coordinator, and Jenny Wright of Goodwill's Beyond Jobs program.
"First impressions and networking are key to landing a job," noted Kern. "A career fair allows you to break the barrier between words on a resume and the first impression. You never know: if an employer likes you they may even create a job for you. This doesn't happen with an application; it happens through a conversation and this career fair is going to create many conversations and if you need a job you will want to be a part of it."