CNCC hosts job, career and degree fair

— Craig native Trent Miller wandered around the job fair at Colorado Northwestern Community College on Tuesday afternoon looking for direction.

The CNCC senior said he went to see what jobs were available in Yampa because although he appreciates his job at Domino’s Pizza, Miller said he’s ready for a change of pace.

Students and community members milled about two classrooms full of college and community business representatives from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday during the job fair. CNNC hosted a degree and career fair from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Memorial Hospital at Craig, Flint Personnel Services, Chapman’s Automotive, The Bureau of Land Management, The Bank of Colorado, Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, local restaurants and numerous other business were present to provide information about careers with their companies or in their fields.

Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions, pick up applications and learn valuable job-hunting skills from the Colorado Workforce Center station.

Kiefer Townsend, 22, and Xeth Garcia, 21, also were at the fair looking for opportunities.

Speaking with a representative from CNCC, Garcia, who loves to draw, inquired about art classes.

Although there isn’t a specific art program at CNCC, Garcia was directed to art and management courses. Garcia said he’s also into tattoos and might one day like to own his own shop.

Darian Warden can be reached at 875-1793 or dwarden@craigdailypress.com

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