Employment-seekers who wondered what it would be like to secure the right job at the right time for the right pay had opportunities to find out through a new partnership between Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and the Upper Savannah Council of Governments. The two organizations worked together to host the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair in March.
The event featured more than 70 employers from Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties. PTC faculty and staff were also on hand to discuss affordable training and educational opportunities that can qualify candidates for stable, lucrative careers right here in South Carolina.
“Area employers are looking for qualified individuals to do jobs that not only pay well but encourage their sense of pride in a company’s success,” said Ann Skinner, workforce development administrator for the Upper Savannah Council of Governments. “They are excited to attend this event because they get to see two different kinds of job-seekers ― students who are eager to apply their knowledge, and the general public. Joining forces with PTC has been a great partnership, and we are thankful that they are able to combine our job fair with their employer day so that these employers get the most out of a day away from the office.”
“This is a rare opportunity to meet employers face-to-face and find out what it takes to get hired,” said Joshua Black, PTC vice president of Student Affairs and Communications. “Obtaining the necessary, cutting-edge skills sought by today’s employers is closer, faster, and more affordable than residents might imagine at Piedmont Tech.”
Companies represented at the job fair came from a diverse range of industries, including advanced manufacturing, government, health sciences, engineering, community service and education.
The two organizations are planning two more events for this academic year.
For further details, contact the Upper Savannah Council of Governments at 864-941-8050, 1-800-922-7729, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.