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Monty Tech to host Career Expo for local job seekers

FITCHBURG — Many industries will be represented at Monty Tech’s Career Expo, which returns this year after being absent last year due to the pandemic.

Health care, social services and trades will be among the industries represented at the show. Employers expected to attend include Heywood Healthcare, Ironworkers Joint Apprenticeship Committee and MilliporeSigma, according to a press release provided by Monty Tech.

The job fair begins May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the school cafe, with around 50 employers expected to meet with job seekers. This event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resume.

“We are proud to partner with employers to create incredible opportunities for our day and evening students while having a positive impact on local workforce development,” said Trish Woodliff, Director of Education and Workforce Development at Monty Tech, in the press release. . “It is crucial that schools, training programs and employers come together. These collaborations help connect the next generation of skilled tradespeople and re-employ the unemployed or underemployed. »

The Career Expo event was led in 2020 by Kim Curry, the District Co-op Coordinator. The event did not take place last year due to the pandemic.

“Kim had the opportunity to collaborate with our continuing education program, providing an opportunity for our day and evening students while meeting the needs she heard in the business world,” Woodliff told The Gardner News. .

Monty Tech Director Tom Browne said he was pleased to host the career fair this spring.

“We know the workforce has changed a lot over the past two years and companies are eagerly looking for new employees,” he said in the press release. “We also know firsthand how much talent there is among Monty Tech students and in the local community. This event will be a great opportunity to make valuable matches.

Interested job seekers will find available positions of various types, ranging from seasonal and part-time jobs to permanent and full-time positions; from entry level to intermediate level.

The planning for the Career Expo event was intentionally aimed at creating direct access for students to have the opportunity to engage in a variety of industries in one place, a place they know and which otherwise would not might not have had the opportunity to do so without such an event, Woodliff told the Gardner News. Most career fairs traditionally take place during the day while students are at school. The planning committee also recognized that the school location itself is accessible to commuters and found it helpful to open the event to the public.

According to information from Monty Tech, the Monty Tech Continuing Education School welcomes more than 1,200 continuing education students each year through career-related training courses and personal enrichment courses. To learn more about the schools, visit Where To learn more about attending the Career Expo as a job seeker or an employer, contact the Monty Tech School of Continuing Education at 978-345-9200, ext. 5220.