PCC Joins Consortium to Bring Job Opportunities to Students and Alumni

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WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College has joined the N.C. Community & Technical Colleges Jobs Consortium to give North Carolina employers a free and effective means of notifying Pitt students and alumni about job openings.

According to Jerry Jones, PCC director of Career Services & Workforce Development, the consortium helps simplify the hiring process in North Carolina by connecting job-seekers trained at Pitt and 31 other community colleges in the state with North Carolina employers.

“Joining the N.C. Community & Technical Colleges Jobs Consortium expands our access to employers,” Jones said. “PCC is excited to be part of this larger effort to highlight and retain North Carolina’s emerging job talent. It makes it easier for our state’s employers to hire the workers they need and to keep North Carolina’s economy strong.”

By registering with the consortium website, which is powered by College Central Network, Inc. (CCN), Jones said employers can post job opportunities for PCC’s currently-enrolled students and graduates to view. He said it’s a valuable tool under normal circumstances but even more so with the college operating remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Joy Miller, national sales manager for CCN’s Career Services Central online platform, says the consortium website makes it easier for employers who have traditionally limited their job postings to nearby community colleges to recruit “home-grown, entry-level talent” throughout the Tar Heel State.

“Employers can easily extend their reach without additional effort or cost,” she said. “Posting just once, they can choose to go statewide, or target a specific combination of regional North Carolina community colleges.”

Employers interested in posting jobs on the consortium website must first register with the site and agree to its policies. It’s free, and those approved can begin posting immediately any time of day year-round.