March 18, 2021 Rich Rezler
The Washtenaw Community College Career Transitions department isn’t letting a pandemic interfere with its quest to find people jobs and introduce local organizations to their future workforce.
The department’s annual WCC Spring Career Fair will take place virtually on Friday, April 9, and is expected to include representatives from an estimated 30 employers, many looking to immediately fill current job opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
This virtual job fair event will be hosted on the Brazen platform and is made possible thanks to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's Office of Employment and Training.
The WCC Spring Career Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. online. Registration is available at wccnet.edu/careerfair.
Confirmed employers to date include Beaumont Health, Belle Tire, Panera Bread and Zingerman’s Community of Business (see the complete list at wccnet.edu/careerfair.)
“With the pandemic still a very real issue, that does not change the fact that there are still employers who need talent and there are still skilled people that need work.” said Cheryl Harvey, Director of Career Transitions.
“The spring virtual career fair will help to connect the two together. With the career fair being held in a virtual environment, students, alumni and community members can join us from the safety of their homes. We are excited about that.”
The WCC Career Transitions department hosts a variety of events throughout the year. In addition to general career fairs in the spring and fall, the college hosts events for niche areas such as advanced manufacturing, business, and health care.