Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Division will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Career Fair at the Annandale Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.
The career fair will be located in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center and is free and open to all job seekers. Workforce Development is expecting participation from a number of major companies and local businesses including Science Applications International Corporation, a Virginia-based information technology company.
The Workforce Development Division goal is to put on a career fair that caters to jobs in Virginia and will also line up with Governor Terry McAuliffe’s new economy workforce initiative which includes a goal to award 50,000 STEM-H workforce credentials by the end of his administration.
The career fair will offer job seekers the opportunity to be interviewed on the spot by major companies. Business Outreach Specialist Michael Sales said the STEM Career Fair is the second they’ve organized and it presents a great opportunity for students, veterans and experienced members of the workforce.
“We don’t want to just put on a typical career fair. We’re working with interested companies and confirming with a few of them to do on-the-spot interviews,” said Radhay “Kris” Chowbay with the Workforce Development Division. “Through this fair, we want to help talented STEM job seekers find new careers. We also want to do as much as we can to attract new talent to the area and keep and grow local talent.”
In preparation for the STEM Career Fair, the Workforce Development Division will also host a Resume & Interview Prep Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. For more information about the STEM Career Fair or to register for these events, call 703.323.3281 or email NOVA_CustomizedTraining@nvcc.edu.
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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.