Spring into employment

Beaufort’s “Career Cluster Expo,” held in the Training Center, was filled with consumers and representatives from local businesses.

Beaufort’s “Career Cluster Expo,” held in the Training Center, was filled with consumers and representatives from local businesses.

Gina Shetzer presents “Dressing for Success.”

Gina Shetzer presents “Dressing for Success.”

VR staff recently transformed the Beaufort Training Center into a "Career Cluster Expo" to highlight tourism-related businesses from across the lowcountry. A number of local VR business partners spoke to consumers, including Gina Shetzer, from a local boutique, who gave tips on appropriate dress and grooming for interviews. She was followed by Goodwill Industries, which presented clothing vouchers to participants. Representatives from local hotels; restaurants; golf maintenance providers; county government and Sodexo, which provides food services for local hospitals, were present and hiring for a variety of positions.

The week before the event, Joshua Sandborn, with Caliber Collison, spoke with consumers about what employers look for when hiring. VR job readiness training staff then arranged mock interviews for consumers to help prepare them for the career fair.