North Carolina Manufacturing Institute Hosts Successful Reverse Job Interview Fair Event for Graduates
Jul 25, 2019
Imagine going on a job interview and employers are trying to impress you just as much as you are trying to impress them? Well, that’s what happens at a North Carolina Manufacturing Institute (NCMI) Reverse Job Interview Fair.
With a similar concept of speed dating, NCMI graduates who have completed the training meet local employers who are vying for them to join their company.
In June 2019, 8 NCMI students and about a dozen local manufacturing companies participated in the Reverse Job Interview Fair at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
“NCMI is a great resource for businesses to diversify their workforce recruitment efforts,” said Anna Lu Wilson, Centralina Workforce Development Board Business Engagement Coordinator who attended the event.
Donna Ludwig with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College says the purpose of this event is for graduates to make a connection with employers and get a job offer.
“What we hear repeatedly from the employers is: ‘Wow what a great group of candidates! We didn’t know what to expect, but this is way better than what we thought it was going to be,’ ” said Ludwig about the Reverse Job Interview Fair.
All 8 NCMI students recieved a job offer.
NCMI upcoming schedule for Fall 2019 classes:
· Aug. 13 – Dec. 10, 2019, 6-9 p.m., Tues. & Thurs., Mitchell Community College, Statesville NC
· Sept. 16 – Nov. 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri., Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury Campus
· Oct. 7 – Dec. 6, 2019, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri., Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Concord Campus
· October 7 – Dec. 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri., Mitchell Community College Statesville NC
To learn more about NCMI or register for classes, call 1-866-418-9257 or visit www.ncmanufacturinginstitute.com.
Workforce and Economic Development