Western Technical College holds career fair

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Businesses in the area may have found some new employees after a job fair Wednesday.

Western Technical College hosted a part-time and internship career fair for students and the public. 42 employers put up booths to highlight their business and talk with those interested in joining.

Career Services Manager Barb Kelsey feels this allows students to get past the application and put their best foot forward for the job.

It also can highlight the importance of students to those jobs or internship roles.

Students talks with an employer at WTC Career Fair.
Students talks with an employer at WTC Career Fair.

“Make them better prepared for the job market once they’re done,” Kelsey said. “Many of our students will leave college working in a job that will advance into a career that they want to grow into.”

The roles help students get plugged into the career of their field or just help get more work to put on their resume. For other students, it helps them add income while being able to focus on school.

“It’s more personal too,” student Makaela Bushman said. “You get to talk to them and ask them questions instead of just filling out an application and not knowing what’s going to happen.”

“They’re here and help explain what the job actually is, what you need to do, what your hours would be and what’s expected of you.”

If you missed the career fair, another one for manufacturing will be held on October 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Public speaks with employers at WTC Career Fair.
Jeremy Culver

Jeremy Culver

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