DCTC Hosting South Metro Veterans Job Fair

DCTC fall campus

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:

  • Dave 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.

DCTC 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