2013 Career Fair connects more than 1,600 working professionals to businesses

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 2013 Career Fair connects more than 1,600 working professionals to businesses

2013 CPCC Career Fair

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) today hosted its 2013 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.

Ninety-two businesses were in attendance at the event. Participating sponsor organizations included Schaeffler Group USA, Structural Integrity Associates, Level One, UniFirst Corporation and Job Finder Publications. Throughout the day, attendees spoke with representatives from such companies as Snyder’s Lance, Coca Cola, Verizon, John Q Hammons Hotels and more.

“For 25 years, the CPCC Career Fair has been connecting residents to the employment resources they need to find professional success,” said Christy Curts, career counselor and Career Fair coordinator, for CPCC. “That’s because CPCC is committed to becoming the national leader in workforce development. Our annual Career Fair helps both the college and local residents take those critical steps toward achieving their goals.”

This year’s event drew 1,658 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 704.330.6551.

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.