Job Fair provides community opportunity to meet employers


ALLIANCE, Neb. – More than 20 businesses participated in the Western Nebraska Community College Job and Internship Fair on the Alliance Campus Monday, organized by the Career Pathways and Advising department.

The fair provided WNCC students and community members an opportunity to meet with potential employers and gain a better understanding of the jobs available in the region.

“We’re so pleased with the amount of businesses that supported our first job and internship fair in Alliance,” said Career Pathways Advisor Mai Lee Olsen. “From our initial conversations with employers, there is certainly a need in the area to connect businesses with skilled workers, so we hope this provided students and community members a solid starting point.”

Participating businesses included Alliance Tractor and Implement, WESTCO, Farmers Coop Elevator Company, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Services, Wyoming Department of Corrections, Border States Electric, Nebraska Public Power District, Parker Hannifin, Advance Services Incorporated, Alliance Public Schools, Panhandle Trails Intercity Public Transit, Regional West Health Services, Highland Park Care Center, Skyview Care and Rehab Center, Gordon Memorial Health Services, Crestview Care Center, Box Butte General Hospital, Pioneer Manor, Guardian Light Family Services, Northwest Community Action Partnership, Nebraska Department of Labor, and Ponderosa Villas.

Those seeking employment also had the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken by Steph’s Studio in Alliance.

Additionally, the Career Pathways and Advising department held a boot camp on Friday to help students and community members prepare for Monday’s job fair. Attendees of the boot camp learned proper introductions, received resume critiques and cover letter tips, participated in a mock interview, had personal business cards printed, and learned the importance and timing of sending thank you notes.

The Career Pathways and Advising Center will also be hosting a spring job and internship fair for students and community members in Scottsbluff on April 4. For more information about the Career Pathways and Advising department, or to reserve a spot at the Scottsbluff spring job and internship fair, contact Olsen at [email protected].

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