Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has hired Dara Patterson as the college’s new Job Placement Specialist in the College and Career Planning Center, a division of Student Services. Patterson will work closely with other NACC staff in helping students obtain gainful employment in their field of study.
In addition, Patterson will continue to develop new relationships between NACC and various employers. These relationships should prove to be very beneficial to the students, as well as the employers for years to come.
Patterson will act as an advocate for the students. Working with the students will entail various tasks including, but not limited to: resume writing, interviewing skills, job search techniques and more. This will aid the students by helping them promote themselves in the business community.
“I am looking forward to meeting with students and employers to help build our business community and provide gainful employment contacts for students in their fields of study,” said Patterson.
Another aspect of Patterson’s job is its benefit for the employer. While it is very difficult to find employment in our current economy, it can sometimes be equally difficult to locate the skilled job seekers that an employer desires. Patterson will seek to improve and shorten that process by creating a talent pool of Northeast students from which various employers can select their new employees.
“We consider job placement a responsibility and commitment that we have to students,” said NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “We want to do everything in our means to help place students into jobs when they complete their programs. That’s what our students enroll in our programs for—to obtain a job when they finish. That’s the ultimate measure of our success.”
The Job Placement Specialist position ensures the future of NACC college students and alumni by assisting them in the job search process.
For additional information, please contact Dara Patterson at the College and Career Planning Center at 256.638.4418 or 256.228.6001, extension 2306, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.