College to host Third Annual Nursing Assistant Job Fair

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Article by: Artelia C. Gillam

LARGO, Md.Prince George’s Community College will be hosting its third annual Nursing Assistant Job Fair on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Center for Health Studies on the Largo campus.  All nursing assistants are invited to attend and inquire about new job opportunities and attend free caregiver workshops. Some of this year’s workshops include: 1) Dementia: Understanding and Assisting Older Adults; 2) Caregiver: Activities, Tools and Resources to Engage Older Adults; and 3) How to Get Employed.

In addition, several employers from hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and home health services will be on hand to discuss job opportunities at their respective facilities.  Nursing assistants who attended the previous years’ job fairs; were interviewed on the spot and in some instances walked away with jobs from employers who attended the job fair.

“The college is committed to ensuring that our students succeed and this job fair is just one of the ways we assist them in realizing their dreams,” said Veronica J. Hammonds, program coordinator, Nursing Assistant programs.   “Job fairs such as this one provide students with the chance to meet potential employers face to face and even walk away a job. But, more than that it also allows students to see what their lives could be like in their chosen profession.”

Advance registration is required and information can be obtained by clicking here. Interested persons may also contact Veronica J. Hammonds, coordinator, Nursing Assistant programs at (301) 546-0040, orby email at hammonvj@pgcc.edu