Companies from across the metro Atlanta area gathered at the Chattahoochee Tech North Metro Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 23, for a career fair to connect employment opportunities with students in the college’s Diesel Equipment Technology program.
“There are endless opportunities for these students,” said Evan Dover, an instructor in the Chattahoochee Tech Diesel Equipment Technology program. “This career fair offers them a gateway into industry for well-paying jobs in a high-demand field.”
Two Chattahoochee Tech students at the career fair who are on schedule to graduate in December already are gaining valuable, hands-on career experience as mechanics in training at one of the companies represented at the career fair. Students Jason Kirkus, of Paulding County, and Tyler Scott, of Cobb County, were selected recently by Waste Management as the first two students for a new training program established by the company, according to Waste Management District Fleet Manager Billy “BJ” Watson. Kirkus and Scott participated in the career fair with Watson to help the company network with additional Chattahoochee Tech students.
In addition to Waste Management, companies represented at this career fair included Crete Carrier Corporation, Kraft Power Corporation, MHC Kenworth, R+L Carriers, Rush Truck Centers, Sunbelt Rentals, Synergy Equipment, W.W. Williams, Yancey Brothers and Yanmar. The Diesel Equipment Technology program at Chattahoochee Tech features faculty with real-world experience who guide students in a curriculum that offers hands-on learning and matches industry expectations. Students in this program also are eligible for the HOPE Career Grant.