April 4, 2014

constructionworker3JAMESTOWN - Guilford Technical Community College will host an Advanced Manufacturing and Technical Job Fair 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11 on its Greensboro Campus. The job fair will showcase employers hiring applicants who are skilled to work in the industrial, construction, engineering and technology fields (ICET). The event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the job fair is two-fold: help local employers meet their on-going hiring needs for skilled workers in these related fields and highlight the college's technical programs, most of which maintain 100 percent job placement rates. Department chairs will be available to talk with prospective students about educational and job growth opportunities within the technical field.  

"According to the Department of Labor Statistics, more than 70 percent of applicants are hiring through networking, and job fairs are the perfect start to building a network," said Dan Grigg, organizer of the job fair and a career advisor at GTCC.

Currently, 30 employers from the following fields will be participating in the job fair:

•    Electronics/Electrical
•    Mechanical/Electronics Engineering Tech.
•    Civil Engineering
•    Advanced Manufacturing
•    Maintenance Mechanics
•    Automation/Robotics
•    CNC Machining
•    Manufacturing Technology
•    Architectural Technology
•    Construction Management
•    Carpentry
•    Surveying/Geomatics
•    Welding
•    HVAC

For a complete list of participating employers and their hiring needs, visit


What: Guilford Technical Community College's Advanced Manufacturing and Trades Job Fair

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11

Where: Technical Education Center, GTCC's Greensboro Campus, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro

Information: Contact GTCC Career Advisor Dan Grigg at

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at


- Carla Kucinski/GTCC