Employers to meet with college students at Erma Byrd Higher Education Center’s inaugural Career Expo

Beaver, W.Va. – The Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, West Virginia’s first public postsecondary education collaborative, will host its inaugural Career Expo in partnership with Bluefield State College, Concord University, Marshall University and New River Community and Technical College on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Center in Beaver.

Nearly 25 employers and businesses have signed up for the Expo to share information with interested college students, graduates and local residents. Lisa Moten, the Center’s Director, says business community participation continues to grow.

“The response from local businesses and service agencies has been overwhelmingly positive,” Moten said. “We encourage our students and community members to join us and make connections with potential employers, explore a variety of career options, and learn what it takes to be successful in those careers.”

The Erma Byrd Higher Education Center provides students in Southern West Virginia with flexible options for enrolling in undergraduate and graduate degree programs and taking courses offered by Bluefield State College, Concord University and Marshall University at the Beaver location.

For more information on the Center and the Career Expo, visit http://ermabyrdcenter.org/ or call 304-256-0220.

Confirmed Career Expo participants

WV Public Broadcasting
National Park Service
Kelly Services
Federal Bureau of Prisons (Alderson and Beckley)
Princeton Community Hospital
Advanced Patient Advocacy
Home Base, Inc.
WV Radio Corporation
Raleigh General Hospital
Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
Beckley Police Department
State of West Virginia Division of Personnel
Northwestern Mutual
Home Inspector Training Institute
City National Bank
Webster County Schools
WV Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
National Park Service
Fayette County Schools
Greenbrier County Schools
Beckley ARH Hospital
Bluefield Regional Medical Center
Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center