Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Career Education and Resource fairs

Summit County Executive Russell M. Pry announced a series of three Career Education and Resource fairs slated to take place later this month and into April. The fairs are the result of an additional allocation of "Rapid Response" funds from the state department of Job and Family Services. Rapid Response funds are set aside to aid in the reemployment of dislocated workers.

The fairs, sponsored in conjunction with the Ohio Board of Regents, will assist unemployed or dislocated workers affected by a plant closure or permanent layoff by highlighting education and retraining opportunities local to Summit County.

Each of the fairs, scheduled from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. Free parking is also available.

Following is a list of dates and locations:

Monday, March 29 – The Job Center, 1040 E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron;

Tuesday, March 30 – Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg; and

Thursday, April 1 – Lake Anna Hall, 542 W. Park Avenue, Barberton.

Representatives from Summit County’s Job Center will be on hand to explain their many services; as well as what may be available to assist the unemployed to either hone existing skills, or possibly retrain for a new career altogether.

The University of Akron, Kent State University and Cuyahoga Community College are participating as well as Portage Lakes Career Center, Maplewood Career Center in Portage County, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in Cuyahoga County and Medina County Career Center.

Some private on-line universities and technical schools are also participating. For more information contact Ralph Sinistro, at (330) 630-3055.

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