DCTC Hosting South Metro Veterans Job Fair

Event will feature top Twin Cities employers

Dakota County Technical College is hosting the South Metro Veterans Job Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Dakota Room on the college’s main campus in Rosemount, Minnesota. A partnership between DCTC, the Department of Employment and Economic Development, and the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs, the job fair will feature a large turnout of top employers in the Twin Cities.

“As the largest south-of-the river hiring event focused specifically on veterans, an event with an anticipated all-star lineup of employers, this looks to be a premiere opportunity for vets to meet with organizations that have job openings and also value the skill sets people develop while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Mark Jacobs, Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment/Development Board director.

Designed to connect jobseekers with veteran-friendly employers on a veteran-friendly campus, the event will include an open house for the new DCTC Military and Veteran Service Center along with college tours, photography for LinkedIn headshots, and onsite interviewing with interested employers.

“We are hoping this job fair will fill a need for vets in the southern metro,” said Kathy Bachman, South Metro Region Higher Education Veterans Program coordinator, “and we have plans to host the event again next year.”

South Metro Veterans Job Fair

Hiring for many career fields ● Connect with veterans representatives

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Jobseeker hours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Jobseekers may view registered employers after Jan. 10 without signing in.
Employers must register no later than Jan. 13, 2017.

Dakota Room (1-520)
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount Campus
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, Minn. 55068


DCTC Director of Career Services Jessica Ayub reported that all veterans and current military personnel exploring the job market are welcome to attend the fair. Ayub noted that the fair will give jobseekers the chance to speak with employers one on one. For employers, the fair will provide opportunities to connect with prospective employees with a variety of valuable job skills and life experiences.

“At this time, we are still accepting registrations with a mid-January final deadline,” Ayub said. “Our capacity for the the South Metro Veterans Job Fair is up to sixty employer exhibitors.”

Employers will hear from federal and state agency speakers, including:

  • Dan Bellefeuille, Director of Education and Employment, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Jim Finley, Director of Veterans Employment Programs, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Scott Mills, Director of Veterans Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor.

U.S. Coast GuardDCTC ranks #12 on the Military Times Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges 2017. At the beginning of fall semester 2016, DCTC opened a new Military and Veterans Service Center on campus. The center provides support services and program information to U.S. military veterans just returning from active duty or retired from the armed forces for a number of years. The center also connects veterans with each other on campus.

To learn more about the upcoming job fair for vets, visit:

DCTC South Metro Veterans Job Fair

Or contact:

Jessica Ayub
Director of Career Services

Photo attributions

Minnesota National Guard

Minnesota National Guard

Minnesota National Guard and Diversity
1st Lt. Michael Griffis, a logistics officer for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, and Warrant Officer Mary Touch, an electronic warfare officer for the 1/34th ABCT, pose for a picture in front of the tactical operations center at Camp Ripley Training Center, Feb. 7, 2015. The Minnesota National Guard recognizes February as black history month and March as women’s history month.

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, deployed to Andersen Air Base, Guam, is flanked by two F-15K Slam Eagles, assigned to Daegu Air Base, South Korea, during a flight over South Korea Sept. 21, 2016. The B-1 is the backbone of the U.S. long-range bomber mission and is capable of carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory.
— South Korean Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Kim, Kyeong Ryul

U.S. Marines

U.S. Marines

Render Respects
A Marine salutes the American flag during a wreath laying ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington. The ceremony commemorated the 70th anniversary of the battle for Iwo Jima. With most of the surviving veterans in their 80’s and 90’s, surviving Marines visited the memorial in remembrance of their brothers in arms.
— U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz

U.S. Army

U.S. Army

Welcome home, Mommy!
Spc. Sabrina Day, 132nd Military Police Company, South Carolina National Guard, smothers her 3-year-old son, Blake with hugs and kisses Aug. 4, 2014, at Eagle Aviation in Columbia, S.C. upon returning from deployment to Afghanistan. More than 250 family and friends awaited the arrival of the approximately 73 Soldiers who returned from the six-month deployment.
— U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brad Mincey

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

Hamilton in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton makes its descent towards the Coast Guard Station Juneau pier after spending three months patrolling in the Bering Sea Feb. 4, 2011. The Hamilton was commissioned in 1967 as the first Secretary Class High-Endurance Cutter and is homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.
— U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

Homecoming hug for Bertholf dad
Petty Officer 3rd Class Blake Gwinn, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, embraces his son Alex, Friday, April 22, 2016, after returning from a 95-day deployment in the Eastern Pacific. The 126-person Alameda-based crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf interdicted nine smuggling vessels, detained 22 suspected narcotraffickers, and seized more than 20,000 pounds of illegal narcotics while deployed.
— U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart

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