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April 4, 2017 (El Cajon) --Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are hosting free career fairs this month for students and the community to network with employers and to learn what jobs are on the horizon. A public service career day will be held on April 19th and a sustainability resource fair with information on sustainability careers is slated for April 27.  Below are details:

Public Service Career Day

Cuyamaca College is hosting a Public Service Career Day from 10:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, on the Grand Lawn.

About 40 public service organizations and agencies are expected, including State Sen. Joel Anderson’s office, the Armed Services YMCA, YMCA of San Diego, the San Diego Fire Department, the FBI and the East County Career Center.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the career center at (619) 660-4436.

Sustainability Resource Fair

Grossmont College is introducing a Sustainability Resource Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Main Quad, an event geared for students and community members to connect with employers and explore career opportunities in sustainability. Academic programs from both colleges will be represented. Among the companies and agencies attending will be San Diego Gas and Electric, Clean Tech, Eco Tech Services and the Port of San Diego.

The purpose of the fair is to show the breadth of opportunities available in pursuing a career in sustainability. Career options range from water management companies to project management positions with local utilities. Sustainability is on every industry’s radar because of the need for resource management and every career sector will be impacted by the need to prioritize sustainability, experts say.

"Sustainability careers employ majors in science, business, engineering, law, marketing, art, computer technology: virtually every course of study intersects with sustainability,” said Renee Nasori, a supervisor at the Grossmont College Career Center, which is hosting the event.

Some vendors will be recruiting for jobs and/or internships. All intend to provide information on how their company prioritizes and achieves sustainable progress, and will be able to advise students on tailoring their education to maximize career options.

Online registration is available for vendors, as well as students and community members.

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