ECPI University Press Releases: ECPI University

Greater Richmond Career Expo

Free and Open to the Public, Event to Connect Industry with Talent

Richmond, VA – The Richmond campus of ECPI University and RichTech are hosting the Greater Richmond Career Expo. Free and open to the public, the event will be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Richmond Westin Hotel, located at 6631 W. Broad Street in Richmond.

Some of the region’s leading employers will be on hand to meet job seekers and review resumes. Participating companies include HCA Healthcare of Virginia, UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing), Elephant Auto Insurance, Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers, Wells-Fargo, Websmith Group, and the Henrico County Police Department.

Additional employers interested in participating can register by visiting the event site at www.greaterrichmondcareerexpo2014.eventbrite.com.

Career seekers: Please note this is a professional event, so be sure to dress for success and bring plenty of resumes.  There will also be a series of ongoing professional development seminars taking place throughout the event.

For more information, please contact ECPI University Richmond/Innsbrook Campus Director of Career Services Sara Stone at 804.934-0100 or sstone@ecpi.edu or ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

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EXPO to Reveal the “Truth” About Manufacturing Jobs

Dozens of Manufacturers to Give Young People/Job Switchers a Clear Look at Today’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry Jobs – Clean, High-Tech, Well-Paid 

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University – in conjunction with a host of leading manufacturing companies and associations – is hosting Manufacturing Day Expo on Friday October 3. Free and open to the public, it will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ECPI University’s Virginia Beach campus, located at 5555 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach.

The purpose of the event: to demonstrate how American manufacturing has evolved into a highly-technical and attractive career path.  “It’s nothing like it used to be,” says ECPI University Virginia Beach Campus President Kevin Paveglio. “People who work in manufacturing operate in a more automated and rewarding environment. They use technical skills to trouble shoot, set-up and program components like robots, automated systems and computers…and they experience very competitive compensation and benefits. The best part: According to a recent study by Deloitte Touche, there are an estimated 600,000 technical jobs waiting to be filled just in the US…and that number is growing.”

Yet, this message has failed to reach a large sector of American job seekers.  “Young people continue to believe in the old paradigm,” says Paveglio who spent 27 years in the advanced manufacturing sector. “They still think it’s a dead end career that is labor intensive, dirty, dark and dingy with no career path. If they see and understand what modern manufacturing really looks like today, it will no doubt cause them to take a second look at these significant career opportunities.”

Many major manufacturing companies – including Mitsubishi Chemical, Texas Instruments and Anheuser Busch – will be on hand to exhibit robots, automated devices, replicators, and game-changing technology.  Interactive student workshops will include:

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Solid 3D Modeling
  • Pneumatic Control
  • Data Communications

Workshops are open to local high school students, but do require advanced registration and space is limited. Interested students can register by emailing Frank Gomez at agomez@ecpi.edu.

Representatives from the Virginia Manufacturing Association will also be on hand along with industry representatives to explain how to gain skills through certifications and degrees in order to qualify for the many available jobs.  Says Kevin Paveglio, “people who like working with their hands using mechanical, electrical and or computer driven systems are going to come to this EXPO and walk away absolutely amazed by a career they never knew existed.”

For more information or to register, please visit www.ecpi.edu/mfgday. To arrange an interview or coordinate media coverage, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

 

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South Carolina Lowcountry Career Fair

Free to the Public, Event to Connect Industry with Talent

Charleston, SC – The Charleston campus of ECPI University is leading a group of companies and community organizations to host a Lowcountry Career Fair.  The event will be held on Wednesday, August 27 from 11 am to 3 pm at the DoubleTree hotel, located at 7401 Northwoods Boulevard in North Charleston.

Some of the region’s leading employers will be on hand to meet job seekers and review resumes. Participating companies include MUSC Physicians,  Scientific Research Corporation, Verizon Wireless, Life Cycle Engineering, eGroup: Technology Solutions for Serious Competitors, and The Urban Electric Company. Additional employers interested in participating must register by August 25, 2014.

The first hour (11am-12PM) of the fair is reserved for veterans and military spouses. The event is free to the public. Proceeds from employer registration fees will benefit local veterans' initiatives & STEM Premier Scholarships. Career seekers: Please note this is a professional event so be sure to dress for success and bring plenty of resumes.

For more information, please contact Campus President James Weaver at 843.414.0350 or Campus Director of Career Services Kristie Cumbee at kcumbee@ecpi.edu.

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