Workforce Career Fair “Block Party” to Connect the Community with Jobs

A Workforce Career Fair "Block Party" will be held Thursday, September 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at A-B Tech’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, located at 41 Fernihurst Drive on the college’s main campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by A-B Tech, NCWorks, the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, the Western Carolina Medical Society, and the WIN Interpreter Network.

The career fair will feature the grand opening of the Workforce Readiness Resource Lab, which is a satellite lab of NCWorks, tours of the Advanced Manufacturing Center, and opportunities to meet with various A-B Tech departments and many area employers who are hiring. There also will be food, music, a chance to win prizes, and free COVID-19 vaccines from the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services.

“The Workforce Career Fair Block Party will bring together the respective focused synergy amongst many organizations and the community,” said Ronnie Copeland, Coordinator and Lead Case Manager for NC Works and A-B Tech’s WIOA program. “This event is for all working age individuals who are 16 and older. Attendees will have an opportunity to secure employment opportunities, as well as learn more about our community partners and the services that are offered. Some of our educational departments also will be available with multiple offers of training, as well as financial resources to cover the cost of these classes.” 

Participating employers include:

  • A-B Tech
  • Advent Health
  • Bank of America
  • Biltmore Farms
  • Borg Warner
  • Buncombe County
  • Linamar
  • NTB
  • Morrison Health Care Food Services
  • Omni Grove Park Inn
  • PLI
  • Southern Concrete
  • Sheriff’s Department


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