Better Skills, Better Jobs Career Fair Set for Sept. 29

The Greenville Convention Center will host the first-ever "Better Skills, Better Jobs" job fair on Oct. 26. The event is expected to connect area employers with Pitt County high school students and adult learners looking to complete college credentials to find gainful employment.

GREENVILLE—For the second straight year, Pitt Community College is helping organize the “Better Skills, Better Jobs” career fair to give adult jobseekers and Pitt County high school students a chance to explore employment opportunities.

This year’s fair will take place Sept. 29 at the Greenville Convention Center and feature representatives from area business and industry speaking with attendees about the jobs they offer. Information on community resources to help people prepare for those careers will also be available.

Dr. Johnny Smith, PCC Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement, said last year’s fair gave more than 600 jobseekers a chance to meet face-to-face with nearly 100 employers about careers. He said that success is what led PCC to team up again as an event sponsor with the John M. Belk Endowment, East Carolina University’s (ECU) Office of Continuing and Professional Education, Greenville ENC Alliance, Pitt County Economic Development, IBX Media and Koinonia Community Solutions.

This year’s fair will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The period from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. is reserved for Pitt County high school students. Along with job information, they’ll learn about working toward a college degree while they are still in high school through programs like Career & College Promise and the PCC-Pitt County Schools (PCS) Technical Academy.

The period between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. will be open to adult jobseekers. Event organizers are hoping to have a combined 120 area employers and community partners, including PCS, Greenville Utilities, Tradesformers, N.C. Coastal Society for Human Resource Management, NCWorks and ECU Health, available to speak with them about job openings and services.

More fair details are available at https://pittcc.edu/better-skills-better-jobs.