Career fair brings job opportunities
November 2, 2018
Aaron J. Tohtsoni
Gila River Indian News
Employment and Training (E&T) held their annual career fair on Friday, Oct. 26, with different booths set up highlighting different career paths and open job opportunities for Community members seeking employment.
Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Arizona Department of Corrections, Henry Brown Ford, Gila River Broadcasting Corp., Gila River EMS, wildland firefighting and Gila River Health Care were just a few of the organizations and job industries that had booths available. Some of them were doing onsite interviews.
The morning event was started with a blessing by Barnaby Lewis. The welcoming address was given by E & T’s Director Lana Chanda.
There were participant shout-outs for Michael Molinar and Laramie Kisto who were both participants of the program.
Molinar graduated from barber school and became a licensed barber. He has started his own business and provided free haircuts to attendees of the career fair.
Kisto is a former WIOA participant and now works with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Wild Land Fire and discussed his journey. He said that when his friend circle started changing from his time with the Gila River prevention coalition, his life started changing.
Utilizing resources the Community has to offer, Kisto enrolled in classes at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Working as a wildland firefighter, he has seen many different parts of the country. He encouraged attendees to reach out to those resources that are available because they are life-changing.
Tamara Dill also gave a presentation on dressing for success.
There were raffle prizes given out to attendees and a lunch was provided by Gila River Hotels and Casinos. If you were unable to attend the career fair but would like more information, contact employment and training at (520) 562-3388.