Blackhawk Technical College: Spring employment conference

Contact: Gary Kohn
(608) 757-7769 or cell (608) 436-9578
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Blackhawk to host Spring Employment Conference

JANESVILLE, WI – – Blackhawk Technical College will play host to a Spring Employment Conference on Saturday, March 12, that will serve as an introduction to a series of events aimed at helping BTC students and district residents find suitable employment in a variety of fields.

The Employment Conference, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Commons of the Central Campus, will feature three nationally recognized speakers and workshops aimed at heightening a participant’s awareness about a job search.

Jillian Maas Backman , a professional speaker, award-winning author and radio host, and Jan Bilgen, Associate Director of Career & Leadership Development at UW-Whitewater, will present “First 90 Days: Don’t Sink, Swim!” which is designed to get participants thinking and planning the steps to face the challenge of their first job. Participants will discuss strategic career planning and how to make themselves valuable to a new organization.

The other speaker is Chris Czarnik, the manager of employment connections at Fox Valley Technical College and author of The Human Search Engine, which shows job searchers how to find positions that may not be on the employment listing radar. Czarnik will present the “Job Search Reinvented’’ and “Confessions of a HR Manager’’ workshops.

Registration for the Spring Employment Conference is now open and attendees may sign up at the Student Success Center at BTC, or call (608) 757-6321 to reserve a space. Lunch is included.

On Tuesday, March 15, BTC’s Student Success Center will hold a Career Fair Workshop at noon and 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to enhance resumes and go through a mock interview.

The Student Success Center will then hold five career fairs that are open to the public.

On March 31, employers in the Early Childhood field will be at the Beloit Center from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

On April 5, recruiters from the manufacturing field will be at BTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. On April 6, representatives from Business will be at the Central Campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public Safety professions will be on display on April 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Campus. Those interested in a job in the health services field should attend the April 8 session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Campus.

Blackhawk Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System. BTC has five campus locations in Monroe, Milton, Beloit and Janesville, WI offering more than 50 programs including two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, BTC is a major provider of customized training and technical assistance for the Rock and Green County business community. More than half of all adults living in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training during the last decade.