The Dreiling Business Occupations Center at NCK Tech, Hays Campus was near over-flowing with approximately 200 students and thirty-five vendors for the annual NCK Tech Job Fair. Students had the opportunity to visit with businesses locally and the western third of the state.
Boot Hill Casino and Resort were looking for employees in their summer intern program in both culinary and business. Lizzie Mendoza, Director of HR, was excited to talk to students about the opportunities at Boot Hill Casino. “Our paid internship program will train individuals in the management aspect of each department,” stated Mendoza. “Boot Hill Casino prides itself from promoting from within, so individuals who start out entry level have a great opportunity to move up in the organization. We were pleased with the number of students that stopped by.”
Rebecca Shadduck, pre-nursing student and a CNA/CMA took time off to visit the job fair. “Even though I have a great job, I wanted to see what this was all about. I am impressed with all the opportunities here for all of NCK Tech students, not just nurses.” Shadduck actually ran into her supervisor and assured her that she was not looking for employment. “My supervisor just smiled and asked me to leave her all my resumes,” said Shadduck.
Dick Werth of Auto World staffed a table for his business hoping to visit with potential employees. “We met a bunch of excellent kids that want to make auto a career,” stated Werth.
Vendors represented a wide range of career opportunities for attendees. Healthcare, construction, welding, automotive, business and the armed services were just a few of the businesses present. The NCK Tech Job Fair began nearly twenty-five years ago with a handful of vendors primarily for the nursing program. The fair has grown between 35-40 vendors consistently to provide NCK Tech students the opportunity to implement their hands-on skills in a career they have trained and studied.