The Partnership hosts first annual Made In Henderson County Career Readiness Workshop

March 6, 2018

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 Henderson County, NC: Juniors and Seniors from HCPS high schools participated in the Made in Henderson County Career Readiness Workshop yesterday at the Blue Ridge Community College’s Technology Educational & Development (TED) Center. The event was a combined effort between the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Henderson County Public Schools, Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), and local industry to better prepare students for the job fair coming up on April 30th, 2018.

Nearly 70 students, representing all five high schools in Henderson County, rotated through four workshop stations focusing on interviewing skills, soft skills training, resume building, and career advice from recent HCPS graduates. Participants then broke out into different lunch stations offering students information on internship opportunities and career planning, as well as a Girls in Industry roundtable discussion.

Representatives from Henderson County Public Schools, BRCC/NCWorks and local industries: SMARTRAC Technology Group Fletcher, Meritor, Raumedic, Continental Automotive Systems, and Elkamet, came together to facilitate the workshop and educate the students on how to become desirable candidates for employment upon entering the workforce.

Students a will have a chance to put the new skills they acquired at the Career Readiness Workshop to work in front of employers at the Made in Henderson County Job Fair on April 30th. The event will also be open to the public from 12:30-4:30pm, so mark your calendars! If you’re looking for a job right now and can’t wait until the Job Fair, you can check on who is hiring through our new links:,, and Please share!

Made in Henderson County is a coordinated effort established to enhance the connection between manufacturing businesses and the Henderson County Public Schools, while telling the story of manufacturing, the products that are made here, and the people who make them. The initiative is focused on raising the visibility of manufacturing as a viable career path to ensure that Henderson County students have diverse employment opportunities in the community, and manufacturing businesses have access to skilled local talent. Visit for more information.