Pierce College News

April 20, 2009

Job seekers invited to Employment and Education Fairs at Pierce College in May

Filed under: General — Amanda Haines at 1:47 pm

As statewide unemployment numbers continue to increase, Pierce College is stepping up to help local job seekers by hosting two Employment and Education Fairs and two free Resume Review Workshops next month.

 Pierce College Puyallup will host its Employment and Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m May 13 in the College Center building, 1601 39th Ave. SE.

 Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will host its Employment and Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 in the Health Education Center gymnasium, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood.

 The fairs are open and free to the public. They provide a great opportunity to break into a new career, advance in your current field, or learn about exciting professional and technical training programs that can help you realize your own possibilities.

 “Most people treat a job search like throwing out a net to see what comes back, just hoping they will find any job,” explained Danny Marshall, Job Connections manager for the Pierce College District. “In reality, a job search is a two-way street, with both the employer and the employee reaching out to locate the best answer to meet their mutual needs. At the Employment and Education Fairs, we create an intersection to bring the employer and the employee together at the same place and time. So, when the net goes out, chances are it will come back full of potential.”

 A number of employers representing a wide range of fields are expected to attend the fairs. These include: Air Force Reserve, AFLAC, Ashley House, DaVita, Department of the Army Human Resources Office, Emerald City Medical Staffing, Farmers Insurance and Financial Services, FedEx, Franciscan Health System, Franciscan Medical Group, Goodwill Industries – Tacoma, Harborstone Credit Union, Lakewood Fire District No. 2, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Madigan Army Medical Center, Maxim Healthcare Services, Modern Woodmen of America, Nikken Wellness Co., Penguin Windows, Phoenix Protective Corp., Pierce College Corrections/Protection Officer Training Program, Pierce College Criminal Justice Department, Pierce County Juvenile Court, Pierce County Medical Society, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Social Security Administration, Sound Family Medicine, Sound Options Inc., Army Recruiting, University of Phoenix..

 “We will have real employers who represent real jobs they want real people to fill,” added Marshall, noting that attendees of the fair are strongly encouraged to bring copies of their resumes and to dress in interview-appropriate attire.


Job seekers are also invited to take advantage of two free Resume Review Workshops designed to help them prepare for the two May job fairs. At Pierce College Puyallup, get resume help from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 11 in the Gaspard building, Room 106F. At Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, resume help will be available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 18 in the Olympic building, Room 302. These workshops are free and open to everyone.

For more information on the fairs or any of Pierce College’s many career training options, call (253) 964-6265. Or, visit the college Web site at www.pierce.ctc.edu.

April 8, 2009

Tacoma artist Jessica Spring featured at Fort Steilacoom gallery through May 1

Filed under: General — Amanda Haines at 12:28 pm

LAKEWOOD — Throughout April, the Fine Arts Gallery at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is highlighting the work of local artist Jessica Spring. 

A reception celebrating Spring’s work will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Several of her letterpress and collage pieces will be on display through May 1. 

Spring is the proprietor of Springtime Press in Tacoma and a lecturer and press manager at Pacific Lutheran University. She is also a letterpress printing instructor at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. 

The gallery is located at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

For more information, call Gallery Director Jennifer Olson-Rudenko at (253) 964-6535 or visit the Web site at www.pierce.ctc.edu/art.