Fall Job/Career Fair September 26

Vol State Career Fair from September 2017

Dozens of area employers will be on hand at the Volunteer State Community College Fall Job/Career Fair on Wednesday, September 26. The fair provides an opportunity for job seekers to talk directly with the people responsible for hiring. Participants are encouraged to bring several copies of their resumes. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be tables with hands-on career development information including soft skills and dressing for success. There is still space available at the fair for recruiters and businesses.

Phlebotomy Course Coming in March

Stock photo of blood draw

Drawing blood is one of those things that you want done right. A well-trained and skilled phlebotomist will know how to get it done quickly, safely and with minimal discomfort. Even more importantly, a properly conducted blood test is often critical for a patient diagnosis. Phlebotomy jobs are expected to grow by 25 percent by 2026. Volunteer State Community College is offering a non-credit phlebotomy course in March. Classes will be online, but labs will be held on the Gallatin, Springfield, and Livingston campuses.

Vol State Adds Workforce Certificates to Degree Programs

A CIT class at Vol State.

Employers want more than just a degree. They are looking for college graduates who also have a specific set of skills that will apply to the field. New Embedded Technical Certificates at Volunteer State Community College can help students in three Business and Technology degree programs: Computer Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Administrative Professional Technology.

Vol State Event Focuses on Preparing People for Tech Jobs

Jazmin Grimm, Existing Industries manager with the Gallatin Economic Development Agency, moderated a panel discussion at Vol State.

A new report by the CBRE company puts Nashville at the national forefront of technology job growth. Business leaders and educators gathered at Volunteer State Community College recently to hear Facebook Community Development regional manager, Katie Comer, discuss how to prepare Tennesseans for those jobs. A large Facebook data center is under construction in Gallatin. It is expected to create many positions in both technology and support roles.

Work-Based Learning Helps Employers Connect with Students

Michelle Gunn of Maxwell Septic Pumping works with Vol State student, Whitney Quarles, in the Gallatin office.

The current job market is tough for employers. Hiring is a top priority for most businesses. Maxwell Septic Pumping in Gallatin wanted to expand their office staff. They heard about the Work-Based Learning program at Volunteer State Community College. Now, Business student, Whitney Quarles of Hendersonville, is learning marketing from the ground up with an internship.