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Owens Toledo-area Campus Hosts Health Career Expo, Oct. 4

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH: Area residents and students with career aspirations in a health-related field are invited to learn about and explore various employment opportunities available throughout Northwest Ohio as the Owens Community College Toledo-area Campus hosts its Health Career Expo on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.

Sponsored by Owens’ J.O.B.S. (Job Opportunities Brought to Students) Office, the Owens Health Career Expo will run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128 on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

“The need for qualified health care professionals continues to grow at an alarming rate,” said Gentry Dixon, Owens Coordinator of Student and Alumni Placement. “Owens Community College is excited to once again host an event in which we can assist in connecting future nurses, dental hygienists and radiographers with the health care community and employment opportunities. Events such as the Health Career Expo are a great vehicle for individuals to not only learn about different employment opportunities but seek advice from longtime health care professionals.”

Throughout the event, individuals can meet with local health care representatives and ask them questions about their professions or how to go about choosing a career path in the health field. In addition, attendees will be able to fill out applications for various employment opportunities.

Owens students and area residents attending the event are encouraged to bring several copies of their resume and to dress professionally in preparation for any impromptu interviews.

Area employers in attendance will include Mercy Health Partners, St. Luke’s Hospital, University Medical Center at the University of Toledo, ProMedica Health System and Wood Haven Health Care, among others.

Owens will have information available for those individuals interested in pursuing a college education. Owens offers a wide variety of academic programs through the College’s School of Health Sciences, and past graduates from these academic program have gone on to become dental hygienists, dietetic technicians, chefs, hotel and restaurant managers, occupational therapy assistants, health information technicians, radiographers and ultrasound technologists throughout Northwest Ohio.

For more information, contact the College’s J.O.B.S. Office at (567) 661-7556 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7556.





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