Manchester, CT – (April 5, 2006) . . . The promise of available work brought out more than 2,000 job seekers and 78 employers from across the region to the 17th annual MCC Regional Job Fair on Saturday, April 1, making it one of the most successful events on the MCC campus.
Among those in attendance was Governor Jodi Rell, who spent more than one hour meeting and greeting job seekers and employers and attentively listening to the realities of the workforce in Connecticut. Last year, 49 employers participated in the job fair compared to the 44 employers in 2004. “The fact that we are seeing an increase of employers is a positive indicator for our economy,” stated Carl J. Ochnio, Director of Career Services at MCC. “Additionally, job fairs are a cost effective recruiting method for many employers.”
The MCC Regional Job Fair is a collaborative effort between Manchester Community College, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Journal Inquirer and Clear Channel Radio of Connecticut. Numerous members of the College community worked effortlessly to make this 17th annual event a great success. “This event is another wonderful example of the MCC staff crossing departments and divisions to help serve the community,” stated Ochnio. “It’s a great event for MCC; we are emphasizing the ‘community’ in community college.”
Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.