Tri-Rivers is hosting an In-Demand Careers Expo Tuesday, May 7, 10am to 6pm at Tri-Rivers Career Center (TRCC) in Marion, OH. It is part of Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs Week.
You are going to be hearing more and more about In-Demand Jobs. For Marion and Ohio, it means identifying some of the strongest workforce opportunities for Ohioans based on their individual strengths, interests, education and objectives. This is something we’ve done at Tri-Rivers for years! We’re always looking to place the right students in the right programs for the right reasons!The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation connected with us and asked what we were planning for Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs Week, May 6-10. Working with Ohio Means Jobs-Marion and Marion Technical College, we came up with an In-Demand Careers Expo on Tuesday, May 7, 10am-6pm at Tri-Rivers.
In-Demand Jobs Week is a statewide celebration of jobs, industries and skills that are in-demand in Ohio. In-demand jobs are jobs that have a sustainable wage and a promising future based on the projected number of openings and growth. Defining and identifying Ohio’s in-demand jobs serves as a strong foundation for transforming Ohio’s workforce development system. By understanding Ohio businesses’ most urgent job needs, we can address workforce gaps by aligning our education and training programs with the needs of businesses.
Why did we decide on an Expo? Our committee decided to not only include a Job Fair, but truly make our event an opportunity for students and job seekers to explore careers that are likely to result in a job and provide a family sustaining wage. We also wanted to emphasize the rewarding and high demand careers available locally. There will be interactive activities at the job fair and industry demonstrations in the career tech labs. Plus, experts in each field will be available to answer questions about careers and training available.
All of us in the Educational Corridor—Tri-Rivers, MTC, OSUM, and area high schools—are working together to create industry-led dialogue with local and state workforce partners to identify the gaps in the system and work cooperatively to address any shortfalls. In other words, we are rolling up our sleeves and knocking down silos. By cooperating and sharing information and resources, we are opening doors that will lead to new opportunities and better alignment of education and training for job creators and job seekers in our area.
We encourage you to attend the In-Demand Careers Expo. Please visit the 50 businesses in the Job Fair in Tri-Rivers Auditorium, congratulate the students signing letters of intent for college, military, & employment; ask questions of the Business & Industry experts in the labs and tour through Marion’s Tech Mobile Lab. You can also grab a bite at C.C. Bistro, our school restaurant, and C.C. Beans, our coffee shop.
More than 200 jobs in Ohio are considered “in demand,” based on labor market information, job postings on OhioMeansJobs.com, JobsOhio regional forecasts and employer forecasts. To see a list of in-demand jobs in Ohio, visit OhioMeansJobs.com and click on the orange “thumbs up” icon.
Job seekers are encouraged to bring their résumés to the job fair. The event is open to the public.
In-Demand Careers Expo Committee members include: Ohio Means Jobs-Marion Team—Ron Meade, Annette Walton, and Jason Lambert; Marion Technical College’s Tami Galloway; Tri-Rivers’ Courtney Murphy and Ellen Messenger and Collaborative Facilitator Frank Gibson.
Ellen Messenger, Tri-Rivers Director of Communications
Tri-Rivers Career Center— or 740-272-6015
To see a list click link: In-DemandCareers
Senior Signing Times by Program: Students who have achieved Enrollment,
Employment and/or Enlistment in the Military will be recognized.
Advanced Machining – Signing Time 10:00 – 10:20 in GYM
Engineering – Signing Time 10:20 – 10:40 in GYM
Welding – Signing Time 10:20 – 10:40 in GYM
Cosmetology – Signing Time 10:40 – 11:00 in GYM
Esthetics – Signing Time 10:40 – 11:00 in GYM
Culinary Arts – Signing Time 11:00 – 11:20 in GYM
Vet Science – Signing Time 11:20 – 11:40 in GYM
Ag & Industrial Power – Signing Time 11:40 – 12:00 in GYM
Auto Tech – Signing Time 12:00 – 12:20 in GYM
Criminal Justice – Signing Time 12:20 – 1:00 in GYM
Construction Trades Academy – Signing Time 1:00 – 1:45 in GYM
Digital Media & Entertainment – Signing Time 1:45 – 2:15 in GYM
Health Careers Academy – Signing Time 1:00 – 1:30 in Multi-Purpose Room (Cafeteria)
Computer Networking Technologies – Signing Time 1:30 – 2:00 in Multi-Purpose Room (Cafeteria)