CMC to host job information workshops
SUMMIT COUNTY – One thing is certain in today’s economy – yesterday’s expectations of lifetime job security have no place in realistic career planning.In an employment world evolving at breakneck speed, specific knowledge of available careers can provide a distinct advantage for job-seekers. According to a study by the America’s Career Resource Network Association, informed career decisions are associated with both higher future income and less unemployment.Knowledgeable career decisions are also linked to improved educational achievement, the same study found. Students who make informed career choices are more likely to graduate from high school and to succeed in further education.In an effort to help students and community members gather the knowledge necessary to make informed career decisions, Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is hosting a four-day series of presentations by professionals in different fields.The idea for the college’s career week came from conversations with staff at the Colorado Workforce Center, CMC student services counselor Jean Kramlich said. Current statistics about what kind of jobs are available throughout Colorado have been compiled and can be useful for those choosing a career, Workforce employment specialists told Kramlich.Kramlich said at first she scheduled the local Colorado Workforce Center experts, Kent Abernathy and Jill Seal, to give informational workshops at CMC, but the plan soon expanded to include other professionals.In addition to the Workforce workshop, other presentations during the week will include Breckenridge police chief Rick Holman; pre-law advisor Dr. Jim Riley, on sabbatical from Regis University in Denver; and Dr. Pete Kaster, foreign language coordinator at the University of Northern Colorado.Local naturopathic physicians Dr. Kimberly Nearpass and Dr. Justin Pollack will also discuss their practice with workshop participants. The differences between traditional and non-traditional medicine will be one aspect of a presentation by chiropractors Dr. Tracy Shadow and Dr. Vincent Higley.The workshops are open to anyone in the community.”They’re free, all you have to do is show up,” Kramlich said. What: Career workshopsWho: Students, parents and interested community membersWhere: Colorado Mountain College in Dillon and BreckenridgeWhen: April 17-20For more information: Call Jean Kramlich at (970) 453-6757, ext. 2619.
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