ACTC, Ashland Alliance host largest career fair to date | ACTC

ACTC, Ashland Alliance host largest career fair to date

April 5, 2022

ASHLAND, Ky. – With over 150 students/alumni in attendance and nearly 50 employers present, Ashley Vanderpool, Director of Career Services at Ashland Community and Technical College called last Thursday’s career fair “the best one yet.”

"Our Career Fair continues to grow. We were so pleased to have the largest attendance for both students and employers since we have reinstated this event,” she said. “We are proud to provide an opportunity for our talented ACTC students and alumni to network with industry professionals.”

ACTC, in partnership with the Ashland Alliance, hosts a career fair each semester. This semester, Career Services announced they will be holding an additional fair, specifically targeting those students/alumni planning careers in healthcare.

Career Services staff work with students throughout the semester to prepare them for career fairs and job opportunities. Services include assisting with resumes, mock interviews, and other employability support. 

“Our students have prepared for this event not only through diligent work in their classrooms and labs but through internship experiences with local businesses, soft skills preparation with the Career Services staff, and registering with Handshake, ACTC’s free career management platform that allows students to register for events and connect with employers,” said Vanderpool.  “We are also grateful for the support of the faculty and staff at ACTC, who prepare our students for the workforce and promote career services activities throughout the year.”

Participating employers included: Boeing, Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV, Middough, ACP Technologies, Turn-Key Tunneling, Inc., West Virginia Department of Transportation, Cintas, Steel of West Virginia, Engines, Inc., Electrical Training Academy-Portsmouth, OH, Aflac-Ashland, KY, Kentucky Career Center – Ashland, WV Supply, River Cities Builders, Home Builders Supply, Gudenkauf, LLC A Congruex Co., Lite the Nite Technologies, Local 80 Insulators, Manpower, Kentucky National Guard, King's Daughters Medical Center, IUOE Local 181, Service Pump & Supply, Enerfab, Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters, Danieli Corporation, US Army Corps of Engineers, River Park Hospital, Valero Renewables, Huntington Electrical JATC, Portable Solutions Group, Inc., Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources,  Marshall University Human Resource Services, Nesco Resource, Danimer Scientific, Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers, Commercial Bank of Grayson, IBEW 317, Blackbone Power Services, Local Union 248, and Boyd County Schools.