Free OC Job & Workforce Development Fair
Supervisor Andrew Do Hosts Free Event to Help OC Residents Explore New Careers & Find Jobs
Orange County is helping workers find high-paying jobs and explore new career paths by hosting a free job and career fair on Saturday, October 23.
“We’re making it easier for every resident of Orange County to find the career path that is right for them,” says Supervisor Andrew Do, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “There are many alternative routes to a successful career, including high-paying jobs that do not require a college education.”
More than 44 million Americans are currently living with massive student loan debt. That heavy financial burden has led many students to consider a vocational career. In fact, in a recent study, 90% of parents would support their child’s choice to pursue a skilled trades career.
With the rising cost of traditional college education, many people are choosing to attend a vocational or trade school, offering affordable training and education in practical fields. A traditional bachelor’s degree program takes at least four years to complete. Whereas vocational school can take up to two years to complete.
“Seeking a trades career is not just for students who do not want to pursue a college degree, but also for adults who want to change careers,” said Supervisor Do.
The One-Stop Mobile Unit, powered by the County’s Community Resource Department, will provide job seekers with direct contacts to local businesses and employment services. The Mobile Unit even provides Virtual Reality headsets to give a more authentic experience to exploring job opportunities.
Skilled laborers from the LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council will also be available to answer any questions.
And OC Public Libraries will provide activities and resources for children and families.
WHAT: OC Workforce Development & Resource Fair
WHO: OC One-Stop Mobile Unit with Virtual Reality Headsets LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council OC Public Libraries
WHEN: Saturday, October 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Asian Garden Mall 9200 Bolsa Avenue, Westminster, CA 92683
For more information, call 714-834-3110, or email First.District@ocgov.com.
Orange County Chairman Andrew Do represents the First District communities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, and Midway City. In addition to health and safety-based COVID-19 response planning, he has reformed Orange County’s mental health services, expanded access to health care, and led efforts to combat homelessness.