Kellogg Community College is hosting a career fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to help people learn more about working in the corrections field.
The career fair is being held at KCC’s Grahl Center, 125 Seeley St., Coldwater, in anticipation of the State of Michigan hiring hundreds of additional corrections officers over the next year. The college hosted two similar fairs in November in Battle Creek and Coldwater.
Representatives from the Michigan Department of Corrections will be available at the career fair, as will representatives from KCC’s Student Employment Services and Financial Aid offices.
“It’s exciting that the State of Michigan is ramping up its hiring and we at KCC want to do everything we can to help people in our communities obtain those jobs,” said Ronald Ivey, director of KCC’s Criminal Justice programs.
Nationally, corrections officers earn a median $39,020 annually and the occupation is expected to grow 5 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job seekers who attend the career fair also will receive information about KCC’s Criminal Justice courses, five of which are designed to be completed together on a fast-track basis to certify future corrections officers and prepare them to take a state exam required for employment. The five-course certification will be offered at the Grahl Center on weekday evenings over a 15-week period beginning this month.
For more information about the Criminal Justice Program at Kellogg Community College, visit www.kellogg.edu/criminaljustice.
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