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  • Saturday, December 05, 2015
    Blinn invites local businesses to job fairs
    Blinn College is inviting local businesses to recruit students from its exceptional Applied Sciences programs during a pair of job fairs in February.
    The job fairs will take place from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Bryan campus Student Center and from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Brenham campus Student Center.

    Businesses may register to attend one or both locations at Registration is free.
    “These job fairs will provide local businesses a convenient opportunity to recruit high-energy, motivated students who have the latest training in their fields,” said Greg Phillips, dean of Instructional Administration.
    Blinn enrolls approximately 2,600 Applied Sciences students who receive training in programs such as associate degree nursing, dental hygiene, emergency medical services, fire science, health information technology, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, therapeutics manufacturing, veterinary technology, vocational nursing, applied business, child development, information technology, criminal justice, office administration, legal assistant, real estate and art/visual communication.
    Blinn Applied Sciences students exceeded statewide averages with a licensure exam pass rate of 94.77 percent in 2013-14 and a graduate job placement rate of 96.45 percent in 2012-13.
    This marks the first time Blinn has hosted a job fair specifically for its Applied Sciences students.
    In partnership with Blinn’s Service Learning and Dual Credit programs and the Prospective Student Relations Department, the job fairs are hosted by the Carl D. Perkins Grant, a federally-funded program that provides community colleges with resources to develop and maintain programs that serve faculty, staff and students in technical and vocational education departments.