Fulda Area Credit Union, others team up to host career fair
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Daily Globe © February 21, 2016 – Worthington District 518 schools, in partnership with the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (www.swmnpic.org) Youth and Young Adult Programs and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted their first-ever local Career Fair Feb. 12 for students in grades 11-12 from the high school and grades 9-12 from the Alternative Learning Center.
“This event will assist us in meeting our goals of moving our students toward career readiness, which is the ability to identify careers that match personal, financial and other goals and an understanding of the skills, credentials and experiences required to succeed in those careers.” Worthington ALC Principal Nate Hanson said.
Several employers and post-secondary programs participated to provide the opportunity. Among them were Bedford Industries, Fulda Area Credit Union, Minnesota West Cosmetology, Minnesota West Medical Laboratory Technician, Minnesota West Radiologic Technician, USDA Farm Service Agency, Ziegler, Christensen Farms, Minnesota West Power Sports Technology, Minnesota West Power Technology, Nobles County Family Services, Fareway, Lake Area Technical Institute — Aviation Maintenance Technology, Minnesota National Guard USMC Recruiter RSS Sioux Falls, Bedford Technology, Minnesota West Automotive Technology, Minnesota West Electrician, Minnesota West Law Enforcement, Minnesota West Nursing, Minnesota West STEM, Minnesota West General Programs, Nobles County Implement, Sanford Worthington, Worthington Area YMCA, Avalon Beauty Academy, AGCO, First State Bank Southwest, JBS and Lake Communities Inc.
The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council is a non-profit organization that provides employment and training services to residents in a 14-county area of southwest Minnesota as a partner in the Workforce Center System. By building a world-class workforce in the communities served, the goal is to create a culture of dignity and respect for all residents.
A major focus area of PIC’s work is to provide job skills training and employment opportunities to youths, many of whom are identified as at-risk. PIC staff work in area high schools, host career and job fairs and conduct special workshops to help youths gain the knowledge and experience needed to obtain and keep steady employment.