2012 Career Fair connects more than 1,600 working professionals to businesses

last modified Mar 15, 2012 04:50 PM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) today hosted its 2012 Career Fair at its Central Campus. The event gave more than 1,600 local residents the opportunity to connect with business leaders representing a variety of industries, including healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing.

More than 80 businesses were in attendance at the event. Participating sponsor organizations included Windstream Communications, Schaeffler Group USA, Riverstone Residential, North Carolina Army National Guard, Job Finder Publications and UniFirst Corporation. Throughout the day, attendees spoke with representatives from such companies as Apple, Harris Teeter and Marriott International and more.

“For almost 25 years, our annual Career Fair has served the local community as a vital career resource that connects residents to today’s growing industries,” said Christy Curts, career counselor and Career Fair coordinator, for CPCC. “This event is a workforce development solution that contributes to Mecklenburg County’s economic recovery and assists the county’s unemployed worker population exponentially.”

This year’s event drew 1,630 candidates – comprised of both Charlotte residents and CPCC students/graduates – to the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, N.C. Attendees met with employers to discuss how their qualifications could move their organization forward.

To learn more about CPCC’s annual Career Fair, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/career/fair or call 704.330.4247.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local

employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.