EWD Open House Offers Opportunities

Student looking at a structural design at open house

A primary role of Forsyth Tech’s Economic & Workforce Development (EWD) division is helping people get the education and training they need to find a new or better job. To help facilitate that, the college held an Open House & Career Expo on West Campus in October that showcased 30 of EWD’s short-term training, job skills and personal enrichment programs. Attendees were given the opportunity to explore these programs, find those that could enhance their careers and register for upcoming courses. Student looking at a display table at open houseMore than 30 local employers were also on hand to conduct job screenings for open positions. Herbalife Nutrition was the sponsor of the event, and Reynolds American Inc. was the co-sponsor. Other contributors included Lowes Hardware, Sheetz, Wal-Mart and Pepsi Bottling Ventures. Attendance at the event was substantial, and the college plans more such events in 2017.