Fair brings employers, hopefuls 'face-to-face'
By CHARLES A. MASON - bgdailynews.com
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College will host a job fair for students, college alumni and the public Wednesday at its main campus in Bowling Green.
The job fair is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1845 Loop Drive, Building F.
Tim Lutenski, success coach at SKYCTC, said job fairs used to be held at the college and officials decided to reinstitute them.
The college hasn t done one for two or three years, Lutenski said. We hope to benefit the community, college alumni and students.
Lutenski said the local job market is expanding and the college wants to aid students and college alumni who may be caught up in today s online job application process.
They can talk to an employer face-to-face rather than online, Lutenski said.
Job seekers also will have the opportunity to find out other job openings. The job fair provides a link with the Bowling Green community, he said.
Lutenski anticipates 200 to 400 students could attend the job fair. He said a student success coach helps students select classes, choose a major and figure out college credit when transfers apply.
He also helps students with resume preparation. Lutenski said today s employers are looking for graduates with so-called soft skills, such as teamwork, the ability to communicate, punctuality and the ability to understand directions.
Besides local employers, the job fair will feature several state and regional agencies, including the state Department of Highways, the Kentucky Career Center, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and the Barren River Area Development District.
Companies participating include: Commonwealth Health Corp., Afni, Inc.; Lowe s; Sumitomo; YFS Automotive Systems; Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products; Quality Personnel; Auto Zone; Manpower; Tractor Supply; Home Instead Senior Care; Holley Performance Products; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Air Force; Bowling Green Metalforming; Martin Management; Service One Credit Union; Kelly Services and Stewart Richey Construction.