MCCC plans Career Expo

A Career and Opportunity Expo will be held April 15 at MCCC.

It is free and open to the community.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health Education building. Professional dress will be required of attendees.

The Career and Opportunity Expo is a job fair that will have employers from Michigan and NW Ohio present. Attendees will be able to apply for various jobs, such as entry-level positions or tech positions or even positions that require a Bachelor Degrees.

“Anybody, no matter what their skill level is, can find an opportunity there,” said Barry Kinsey, director of Workforce Development and chairman of the Expo.

Kinsey, along with other members of the MCCC community, have been developing the Expo for several months.

“I’m very excited. I’ve been here 10 years. This is the first time we’ve done a job fair of this scale on this campus,” Kinsey said.

Dr. David Nixon, president of MCCC, is also excited about the event.

“The Career Expo is what community colleges are all about: to help students choose careers for the future,” Nixon said.

Several of the prospective employers are based in Monroe and SE Michigan. Participants include Monroe Bank and Trust, Detroit Edison, and Mercy Memorial Hospital System, as well as several others.

Currently, 28 employers are participating, and employers are still able to register for the event, .

Kinsey is extremely happy with the number of prospective employers attending.

“I could not be more pleased with the response from the employers. When I started I would have been happy with 20, but now we might have upwards of 40,” Kinsey said.

Another notable company that will be accepting applications is Ventower, a company that is based in Monroe and will be producing wind turbines to generate alternative energy.

“It’s a start-up organization. They’ll be looking for all kinds of employees, like office positions and welders,” said Kinsey.

Veteran services will be at the Expo and Kinsey encourages vets to attend.

“With the war winding down, hopefully, vets are coming back,” Kinsey said.

“A number of vets will be rejoining the workforce. We’d really like them to come out and see the opportunities we‘ll have for them.”

To be successful at the Expo, Kinsey emphasizes that those wishing to attend dress to impress.

“No jeans. Wear a dress shirt. I wouldn’t be afraid to wear a tie and a sports coat. Be clean shaven, no hats,” Kinsey said. “People will be asked to go home and dress accordingly.”

Kinsey also stresses that people should have a professional resume ready that day. As director of Workforce Development, Kinsey helps students, alumni and community members polish their resumes.

He points out that a good resume is essential.

“It’s your one time to make an impression. Why wouldn’t you want to make it the best version?” Kinsey said.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Kinsey regarding a resume, contact the Workforce Development Office.

Employers attending

• Walden University

• The Home Depot

• University of Toledo College of Law

• Jacob’s Engineering


• Spring Arbor University

• DTE Energy

• Monroe Bank & Trust

• Plastipak Packaging

• Trainco Truck Driving Schools

• Advance Temporary Services

• Mannik and Smith Group, Inc.

• Manpower, Inc.

• Fluid Equipment Development Co.

• Ort Tool and Die

• Sienna Heights U

• U.S. Border Patrol

• University of Phoenix

• Mercy Memorial Hospital System

• Vets Inc.

• Tenneco, Inc.

• MI Works!

• Department of Human Services

• Holy Cross Children’s Services

• MI State Police

• Thetford Corp

• AARP Foundation Work Search

• Sisters, Servants of the IHM