Trinidad Workforce Center Offers Event for Individuals Interested in First Responder Careers

(TRINIDAD) – A career expo designed to introduce individuals to opportunities in Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services will be provided on Tuesday, November 17, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Trinidad Workforce Center, 140 North Commercial Street.

“Remember the third grade where the firefighter or the police officer came in to talk to the class?” asks Betty Velasquez, director of the South Central and Southeastern Workforce Centers.  “While that’s our model, we’re offering much more at this unique event.  During the two hour session, First Responders will talk very candidly about their jobs and the training needed to be successful.”

While the jobs are rewarding, they are also potentially dangerous, strenuous and stressful.  This event provides an insider’s look at the work, with no punches pulled.  Even if you’re just doing some tentative career exploration, this is the place to learn more about the wide diversity of First Responder jobs.

A key element of the First Responders Career Expo will be “informational interviews,” where participants can meet with First Responders and get real world advice about what they do and the corporate culture of their workplaces.  At the same time, the informational interviews provide the First Responders with an opportunity to learn about the participant’s potential.  An event like this is a starting point for employers and job seekers alike and gives employers a chance to build their candidate pool for future hires.

Although the event is open to everyone, it will fall during November which has been designated  by the governor as Hire a Veteran First Month.  Velasquez says veterans are particularly  encouraged to attend.  “The men and women of our military received some of the best  experience available when serving our country.  They would be an ideal fit for First Responder jobs in civilian life.”

For more information about the First Responder Job and Career Expo, call the Trinidad Workforce Center at 719-846-9221.