The Merced County Career and Technical Education (CTE) Training and Hiring Event is set for Thursday, April 27, and will help connect job seekers with local employers from across the county.
The event will be held at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission is free and open to all training participants from Merced County CTE programs and anyone in the community interested in starting a new career. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared for interviews with employers.
Last year’s event brought more than 45 employers from across the county. This year, the event will host more than 60 employers from various industries, including administrative offices, early childhood education, auto repair, construction, medical assisting, welding, and food services.
The Merced County CTE Training and Hiring Event is a collaboration and partnership between Central Valley Opportunity Center, Gateway Adult Education Network, Merced Adult School, Merced College, Merced County Office of Education’s Regional Occupation Program, and Merced Union High School District.
Additional partners and resources in attendance include Worknet, the Department of Rehabilitation, and the Empower program.
Merced County Office of Education (MCOE) assists Merced County’s 20 school districts by supporting and overseeing curriculum and instruction, career and alternative education, business services, early care and education, technology, migrant education, special education, and teacher credentialing. MCOE is led by the elected Merced County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steve M. Tietjen, and governed by the Merced County Board of Education. While serving as a focal point to facilitate local school/government/community partnerships, MCOE is responsible for the fiscal oversight of each school district in Merced County, hears appeals for student expulsion hearings and interdistrict transfers, and operates the outdoor school Camp Green Meadows.
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