Looking to recruit Pioneers to their workforce, a total of 70 employers visited the Alfred State School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville recently for a career fair.
Elaine Morsman, director of the Career Development Center at Alfred State, said, “The fair was a great success. It almost broke the previous Wellsville career fair record of 72 employers, and more than 520 students also attended, which beat the attendance at the last Wellsville spring career fair by 40.”
Companies at the career fair spoke highly of Alfred State’s students and programs. Representatives from Goforth Electric, a full-service electric company based out of Brockport, complimented the college’s electrical construction and maintenance electrician major, saying “there’s no other program like it.” They noted that last year was the first time they came to the Wellsville career fair and that they were really impressed.
“I was kicking myself for not coming sooner,” said Executive Vice President Greg Goforth.
On-hand to recruit students from a variety of majors was Barbara Dominesey, general manager at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. Located in Varysburg, this company features two restaurants, two hotel rooms in a timber-framed lodge, a banquet hall, and an hour-long wild game safari guided trolley tour.
“Alfred State students have solid basic skills that our company looks for in our employees,” she said. “We see the solid skill set and good foundation that the school instills in its students.”
In addition to its Wellsville event, the college will be hosting a career fair on the Alfred campus March 22.