ACTC hosts first job fair
Megan Smedley, ACTC Public Relations Specialist
Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC), in partnership with the Ashland Alliance, held a job fair for current ACTC students and alumni Friday.
Attending the job fair were 20 employers with a total of 36 company representatives. There were 70 students, representing many different programs, who participated. This number included alumni and graduating students seeking employment and current students seeking employment or internship opportunities for the summer or fall.
"We decided to host a job fair, jointly with the Ashland Alliance, to provide local industry the opportunity to talk with our students about job/internship opportunities. It gave ACTC students the chance to briefly summarize their skills/experience and explain why they would be a good fit for that organization,” said Molly Webb, Career Services Coordinator. “With COVID restrictions over the last year, many students have never experienced an in-person interview. It was great to see and hear face to face conversations between students and employers in a relaxed environment.”
She added, “The Career Services department will plan to host another job fair in the future. It is a win-win situation for all involved.”
Employers who attended included: Cintas, City of Ashland, Ashland Police Department, Members Choice Credit Union, Pathways, Vesuvius USA, IBEW 575 Electrical Training Academy, Millwrights, IBEW 317 of Huntington, Manpower, PureCycle Technologies, Valero Renewables, Greenbo Lake State Park, BoydCat, CJ Hughes Construction, Vertiv, Plumbers, Steamfitters, and HVACR Local 248, and Boyd County Fiscal Court –Parks and Recreation and Community and Economic Development, Kings Daughter’s and Smithfield Foods.
Career Services is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Office hours may vary mid-May through June. The department is closed the month of July and will reopen in August.
Test prep courses available through Workforce Solutions
Registration for Workforce Solutions classes that prepare students for commonly taken standardized tests is now open.
Among those are the GED, ACT or SAT, and the GRE. Courses for other exams are also available.
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ACTC, NAACP recognizes seniors
The Boyd and Greenup Counties Branch of the NAACP and Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) recognized 46 students virtually at the 27th Annual Underrepresented Minority Senior Salute on April 23.
Seniors from Paul Blazer, Boyd County, Greenup County, Fairview, Raceland and Russell high schools were honored for their academic achievement as well as given resources about continuing their education.
ACTC, Marshall University, Shawnee State University, Ohio University Southern, Morehead State University and Mountwest Community and Technical College, as well as representatives of the Armed Forces participated in a college fair. Students had the opportunity to learn how to apply for admission or get general information about the schools/branches of the military.
Keynote speaker was Lexington native, Jerald Henry Smith. Smith is the owner, operator, and founder of two businesses, S.T.E.A.M Education Company & Nice Cream Company. Jerald is an active member of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., The American Chemical Society, and Bridge Kids International.
Students who were honored were:
Paul Blazer High School: Hunter Bond, Chrissyaunna Brown, Jacob Carter, Hope Diaz, Aidan Dorsey, Nikiah Dougans, Noble Eleazu, Callie Jackson, Casey Jackson, Abigail Jagielo, Carson Johnson, Katerine Lucas, Cholet Mervilus, TeDerri Olds Flowers, Nakyan Pankey, Jordan Rakes, Kenzi Robinson, Hasaana Sagraves, Timothy Sexton, Thankakvath Sonim, Ronin Jackson Clayton Dimick Sparks, Rylee Spencer, Terri Wallenfelsz and India Washington
Boyd County High School: Kanae Jackson, Hayden Leone, Emma McCarty, Dustin Middleton, Diontah Mitchell, Rylee Prichard, Damian Rice, Emily Ross and Jayden Shumway
Fairview High School: Jada Ward
Greenup County High School: Ramone Hall, Lucia Mason, Michelle Locklear, Lee Jamison Ruffner, Joseph Troxler, Raye Coleman, Ari Ellis-Smith and Ryanne Robinson
Raceland-Worthington High School: Maikki Chambers
Russell High School: Alana Burnside, Elijah Byrd, Marissa Guzman and Donavan Moore