Highway construction employers invited to job fair at LCC
LCC Fort McIntosh Campus
De la Garza Building, Room 101
While seeking the necessary job training is often a challenging first step for students hoping to enter the workforce, finding a job that will utilize these newly acquired skills can be a daunting task.
The Laredo Community College Continuing Education Department is easing the transition from training to employment by hosting a job fair aimed for students enrolled in a highway construction training program.
Statewide and local highway construction contracting companies, general contracting companies, and employers in the oil and gas industry are invited to participate in the Texas Construction Career Academy Job Fair on Friday, July 31 at the LCC Fort McIntosh Campus from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the De la Garza Building, room 101.
The job fair will only be open to students who have completed the Texas Construction Career Academy, a two-week training program that prepares these individuals for their prospective careers in highway construction. Sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation, the University of Texas at Arlington, and LCC, this invaluable training program has equipped potential candidates for employment in the highway construction industry.
Companies seeking a highly qualified pool of candidates are encouraged to reserve a table during the event. There is no cost associated in reserving a spot.
Students who have completed the program have gained various certifications, which include:
• Introduction to the Highway Construction Industry
• OSHA 10-hour Construction Course (including OSHA Wallet card)
• Introduction to Preventive Maintenance and Safe Operations of
Vehicles and Equipment
• Understanding of Safe Operations within a Work Zone
• Trenching and Excavation Safety Competent Person
• First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
• Quality Rigger/Signal Person
• Forklift Operations Certification
• Flagger Certification
• Resume Writing Fundamentals; Resume Feedback and Practice Interview; Interview Fundamentals.
Potential employers can reap the benefits of participating in the upcoming job fair, which includes: gaining access to potential job candidates who are seeking employment; fulfilling affirmative action goals; recruiting minority, female, and/or economically disadvantaged applicants; and satisfying the requirements of the federally-mandated On-the-Job training program.
The Texas Construction Career Academy students will be completing the program on the eve of two major highway construction projects that are set to begin in Laredo.
TxDOT has announced its plans to create an overpass to alleviate traffic on Loop 20 and Clark Boulevard, as well as widen an existing bridge above the Kansas City Southern railroad tracks. The $57.1 million project will take more than two years to complete, according to TxDOT.
“The objective of the Texas Construction Career Academy is to provide high-quality training and certifications to participants who are seeking a career in highway construction. Potential employers can take advantage of these highly skilled individuals who are looking for a job,” said LCC Workforce Development Coordinator Brenda Martinez.
For more information on the event or reserving a table, contact Martinez at 721.5374 or Judy Willingham 817.272.9632.
Tomorrow’s School District Career Fair at TAMIU Offers Networking with Local, State Employers
TAMIU Student Center Rotunda
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will present the TAMIU 2015 School Districts Career Fair tomorrow, Thursday, April 23.
The bi-annual event, taking place at the Student Center Rotunda from 1-4 p.m., is open to the public.
Career Fair participants will have access to representatives from over 30 local and state school districts offering current employment opportunities.
Ericka Navarro, TAMIU director of employer relations, said the Career Fair would provide participants plenty of opportunities to network with employers and apply for various positions not necessarily related to teaching.
“This is a great opportunity for everyone to start networking and begin building relationships for potential employment opportunities now and in the future,” Navarro said.
Those interested in applying for jobs at school districts should bring a copy of their resume and wear professional attire, she said.
For more information, please contact Navarro at 326.4473, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit offices located in Student Center 114E.
"Putting Your Abilities to Work in Texas" Job Fair
The Ambassador Event Center
7128 Rosson Road
The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Division for Blind Services (DBS) and Division for Rehabilitation Services (DRS) will host “Putting Your Abilities to Work in Texas,” a job fair bringing employers, DARS consumers, and residents in the Laredo area who have disabilities together for a greater understanding of hiring people with disabilities. The event will be on Thursday, October 23 at The Ambassador Event Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The event will begin with a proclamation ceremony with Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas. After the ceremony at 9:00 a.m., the job fair will be open to DBS and DRS consumers only and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the job fair will be open to all members of the public who have disabilities. The job fair is a partnership of the Laredo Disability Alliance and its sponsors that include DARS, Goodwill Industries, Workforce Solutions for South Texas, Laredo Independent School District, IBC Bank, City of Laredo, U Can Work 2, Let’s Go Professional Staffing, and Valley Association for Independent Living.
DARS administers programs to help ensure that Texas residents with disabilities, and children who have developmental delays, are provided equal opportunity to live independent and productive lives.
For information about DARS services, please visit www.dars.state.tx.us.
Who: Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Division for Blind Services and Division for Rehabilitation Services
What: A job fair to bring consumers and local employers together to learn the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: The Ambassador Event Center, 7128 Rosson Road, Laredo, TX 78041
United ISD to host Teacher and Support Departments Job Fair
Johnson Student Activity Complex
5208 Santa Claudia Lane
United ISD Principals and Directors
Prospective United ISD Employees
June 9th from 8:00 a.m. to noon
Johnson Student Activity Complex located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
Elementary, Middle and High School principals will be interviewing for various positions at their campus. Department directors from the areas of facilities, transportation, food services and Police and are also looking for qualified individuals to fill vacant positions.
For more information contact, the United ISD Human Resources Department at (956) 473-6273.