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Story last updated at 1:56 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fair gives plenty of opportunities

exploring college programs, plus job and career options

STAFF REPORT

Confused about what to study in college? Looking for a better job? Wondering how the career landscape is changing and where you fit in?

Then, you should mark your calendar for April 6. That's the date for this year's Homer College, Career and Job Fair, which will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Kachemak Bay Campus, 533 E. Pioneer Ave.

The fair offers high school and college students and other community members, the opportunity to meet with potential employers, college advisors and financial experts. There's also the chance to explore apprenticeships, training opportunities and college-degree programs, as well as discover high-growth jobs and career information, say organizers.

Among the presentations on various degree programs offered through UAA are ones on allied health, art, biology, business, certified nurses aide (CNA), corrections/justice, education, engineering, history/political science, human services, liberal arts, process technology, paramedical technology, natural science, nursing, occupational safety and health, psychology, social work and welding.

In addition to finding out about degree programs, there will be opportunities for students to learn how to be successful in college, how to pay for college and how to get involved in international exchange opportunities.

The fair also connects students and other community members with resources such as Alaska Advantage, the Alaska Job Corps, AVTEC, the Alaska Department of Labor, Project Grad Kenai Peninsula, the Small Business Development Center and the Youth Job Training Program.

As many as 20 employers will attend the fair, including Alaska Department of Corrections, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska National Guard, city of Homer, Crowley Marine Services, First National Bank, Icicle Seafoods, Land's End Resort, Primerica Financial, Rescare, South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services and South Peninsula Hospital. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress for potential interviews.

The fair is sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Campus, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Project GRAD, the Youth Job Training Program, Homer High School and the Homer News.

For more information about the fair, call KBC at 235-7743.

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