VGCC and partnering employers shed light on careers at Business Technologies Fair
Fifteen employers from throughout the region joined Vance-Granville Community College faculty, staff and students at the second annual Business Technologies Fair in November at the VGCC Civic Center.
Students and visitors had opportunities to learn about a variety of careers and how to prepare for them.
Participating employers included Cloninger Law Offices; Fastenal; Union Bank; WMR Packaging & Design; Holden Moss CPA; Mars PetCare; Walmart Distribution Center; Food Lion/Hanna Ford Distribution Center; ATOS; Microsoft of South Point; the VGCC Business Office; Vance County; Brantwood Nursing Home; StaffMark; and Dunlow & Wilkinson. Representatives talked to students about their career aspirations and accepted their resumes.
Attendees received information and saw demonstrations from VGCC curriculum programs that provide training for careers in fields related to business and information technology. The programs included Accounting , Business Administration , Computer Technology Integration , Entrepreneurship , Global Logistics & Distribution Management , Medical Office Administration , Office Administration , Paralegal Technology and Simulation & Game Development .
Among the highlights of the event were contests organized by Office Administration faculty members that tested students’ skills in common office tasks. At another booth, a 3-D printer constructed a model of the VGCC arches logo that was programmed by Brandon Carver of Durham, a Simulation & Game Development student. The process took about four hours. “Someday, we would like to work up to the point where we can print 3-D models of characters that students create in their simulations and video games,” said VGCC instructor Yolanda Yoder.
For more information on VGCC’s Business Technologies programs, contact Spring Tucker at email@example.com or (252) 738-3292.
Above: VGCC Computer Technology Integration student Chris Davis of Oxford (left) talks with Daniel Andre and Bernard Robinson, both from ATOS, an information technology company in Boydton, Va., during the Business Technologies Fair. (VGCC photo)
Above: Theresa Chiplis (left) from WMR Packaging & Design talks with Steve Woodworth, head of VGCC’s Global Logistics & Distribution Management program, during the Business Technologies Fair. Chiplis, a graduate of the Global Logistics program, works for WMR as a Systems/Logistics Specialist based at the company’s Creedmoor location. (VGCC photo)
Above: A 3-D printer builds a green model of the VGCC arches logo during the Business Technologies Fair. The model was programmed by Brandon Carver of Durham, a student in the college’s Simulation & Game Development program. (VGCC photo)
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