Lincoln Tech Career Fairs Highlight Jobs in Tennessee
Some of the most sought-after jobs in Tennessee and around the country start with hands-on training and solid technical skills. Fields like automotive and diesel, collision repair, and heavy equipment maintenance all show growth and opportunity*, but it takes specific hands-on skills to break in. Lincoln Tech in Nashville doesn't just help students build those skills – they help connect students with employers that are hiring!
“We have long-standing partnerships with employers across Tennessee and the southeastern United States,” says Todd Stokes, Director of Career Services and Corporate Partnerships at the campus. “Employers know they can find committed students at our school. Since we offer housing for students from anywhere around the world, their commitment to attend often involves relocation and a ‘no looking back’ mindset.”
Throughout the year Lincoln Tech hosts a series of career fairs that bring well over 100 employers on campus – Stokes estimates that each year thousands of open positions are represented at these events. Leading employers like Ryder, Caterpillar, John Deere, MHC Kenworth and more regularly come out for these fairs to meet Lincoln Tech students as they approach graduation. The campus encourages students to bring updated résumés and transcripts, and tells them to be prepared for on-the-spot job interviews.
Employers Fill Jobs in Tennessee at Lincoln’s Career Events
“We set aside a quiet room where students can meet with hiring managers at our career fairs,” Stokes says. “In addition, many employers stay after the career fairs to interview students the following day. At a recent Caterpillar event, for example, the second day saw more than 500 interviews conducted – with many of our students meeting with three or four different employers.”
Stokes explains that employers keep in touch with students they’re interested in. When these students graduate, the employers are ready to discuss employment opportunities.
Lincoln Tech, formerly NADC, has been a cornerstone of Nashville since 1919. This history helps the school maintain connections to employers eager to strengthen their teams and find candidates with the skills they are looking for. Become a part of the Nashville career training tradition – learn more today!
* Source: careeronestop.org for both national and state-specific employment opportunities.