|Posted on: November 05, 2019|
IowaWORKS and Western Iowa Tech Community College are hosting a career fair on November 21, 2019 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM on the WITCC campus. The Career Fair coincides with the new Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship, which provides free tuition for programs aligned with high-demand jobs. The Last-Dollar Scholarship was announced in Fall of 2019 by Governor Kim Reynolds.
Many of the employers attending the career fair have job openings that are considered “in need” by the State of Iowa. An Iowa resident who needs training or certification for those jobs can receive free tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Over thirty programs at WITCC qualify for free tuition for certificates, diplomas, and Associate of Applied Science degrees for these high-demand areas such as Agriculture, Health Administration, Construction and Trades, Computers and Information Technology, Culinary, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Cyber Security, Robotics, and Engineering.
“The stars truly have aligned for Siouxlanders in search of a new career,” says Carol Muhs, Career Specialist at WITCC. “Businesses are actively seeking potential employees to fill growing jobs and any training needed for those growing jobs is covered by this amazing scholarship. So not only can Siouxlanders go to college without having to pay for tuition, they can get hired immediately upon graduation with one of our incredible local businesses.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore employment opportunities with over 100 different employers from several different industries in business, manufacturing, welding, education and health. Employers with open positions will be ready to interview qualified students, alumni and other applicants and to provide information about their field.
The event is free and open to the public and will take place at 4647 Stone Avenue in Sioux City at Entrance 1 and Entrance 12. For more information about the event, contact Carol Muhs at Carol.Muhs@witcc.edu.