OGDEN -- On March 1, the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College will host their 5th Annual Career Fair. Students, faculty and staff have been working hard to prepare students with the final polish they need to shine when meeting employers.
Workshops on resume preparation, interviewing skills and dressing for success along with encouragement from
instructors to push toward completing training skills are among the extra efforts that have been made to
make this year's fair more successful for current students and alumni.
Earlier this month, a professional clothing drive was organized to provide students with appropriate attire they may not have been able to purchase themselves. The first hour of the fair has been reserved for current students and alumni to
have the opportunity to meet with employers before the general public storms on to the campus.
Last year, more than 3,000 people were on campus to network, explore and apply for jobs in Weber
County. To date, there are 80 booths reserved and some big companies will be represented. Wal-Mart
will be hiring 200 local employees for their new store on Wall Avenue. Arrowpoint Solutions will be
hiring for Levelor and currently has a client that is hiring 6-8 forklift operators every week. Many other
employers have similar jobs available which is a sign the economy is improving, at least in Weber
The fair will also have a number of community resources available such as staffing agencies, the
Department of Workforce Services and LDS Employment Services to assist job seekers in their search for
employment. DWS and LDS Employment are also co-sponsors of the event. Along with employers at the
career fair, the college will also have booths for programs in manufacturing, business, IT, construction,
and health for attendees to learn more about the quick and affordable training they can get in technical
education. Many employers who attend the career fair hire OWATC graduates so networking with these
companies is a positive first step.
The Career Fair runs from 2 - 3 p.m. for OWATC students and alumni and from 3 - 6:30 p.m.
for the community. It will be located at the OWATC campus, 200 N Washington Blvd., Ogden, Ut. The
event is free.