CHESTER – Innovative, creative, hands-on, and in-demand – these are just a few of the words describing the wide range of careers found in...

CHESTER – Innovative, creative, hands-on, and in-demand – these are just a few of the words describing the wide range of careers found in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and healthcare (STEM-H). Many of these positions provide good pay and benefits, as well as professional growth, but there often aren’t enough qualified applicants to fill local jobs. Find out more about career opportunities in these fields and about the training needed to get these jobs during John Tyler Community College’s second annual Modern Makers Open House Nov. 3.
Modern Makers features demonstrations of cutting-edge simulators, hands-on activities, tours of Tyler’s high-tech labs, opportunities to talk to representatives from area businesses and industries about the skills they are looking for, information about industry-recognized certifications, overviews of Tyler’s majors and services, and more. The event is divided into four tracks – information technology and engineering; manufacturing; health; and science and math – and sets up in an open-house format, and so attendees may come in at any time, stay within one track or explore multiple tracks.
Whether you are in high school nearing graduation; have been out of school for a while; are considering changing careers; are an employer interested in training options, interns or, new hires; or are a parent, counselor or teacher who would like to offer guidance on career opportunities, Modern Makers has something for you. There’s no charge to attend Modern Makers, which will take place from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Tyler’s Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway.
To learn more about the Modern Makers Open House, including a full listing of activities and sessions, visit www.jtcc.edu/modernmakers. For directions to the Chester Campus, go to www.jtcc.edu/locations. Still want to know more? Contact Lisa Kendrick at lkendrick@jtcc.edu or (804) 594-1527.