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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.

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