Students with career aspirations in a green industry-related field are invited to learn about and explore various seasonal employment opportunities available throughout the region as Owens Community College serves as host to a Green Industry Career and Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
The Green Industry Career and Job Fair will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-127 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.
Throughout the event, individuals can meet with local green industry representatives and ask them questions about their professions or how to go about choosing a career path in the green industry field. In addition, attendees will be able to fill out applications for various seasonal 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.
Approximately 20 area employers within such areas as landscape, golf course and small scale farm will be in attendance. Area employers will include Envirocare Lawn and Landscape, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Premier Gardening Services, Toledo Country Club and Smith Road Farm, 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 Department of Science specific to the natural sciences areas of Landscape and Turfgrass Management, Golf Course/Athletic Field Management and Urban Agriculture and Sustainability.
For more information about the Green Industry Career and Job Fair, call (567) 661-7623 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7623.