September 4, 2007-San Bernardino, CA-The Southern California College of Construction (SCCC) held its first in-house career fair on August 30, 2007. The purpose of the fair was to expose the SCCC students and graduates to various employers. The fair also allowed employers to become acquainted with the students and graduates-their potential employees.
Throughout the fair, students and graduates did on-the-spot interviews with various potential employers. Many industry-leading companies and employers attended including the following: Volvo Rents, Phelps Dodge, Aerotek, Riverside County Waste Management, Hub Construction, and the Veterans Vocational Rehab. The students also had their professional resumes ready for the companies to see.
Regarding the career fair, President of the SCCC, Henry Salgado, said ” We believe in our product and we believe in our students; we want to give our students the best possible chance in obtaining employment within the heavy equipment and construction industries.” SCCC career services director, Rocio Rodriguez, was the main organizer of the event. She worked with several companies in attendance, and helped prepare the students by assisting them in compiling their resumes.
The Southern California College of Construction opened in June of 2007. It is a member college of the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Schools (www.NAHETS.com). The mission of the SCCC is to provide professional heavy equipment training and education to students, so they can become certified heavy equipment operators. The SCCC focuses on job placement assistance within the industry once students complete their training and become certified.