San Patricio County EDC & Workforce Solutions Coastal Bend Hosts Skills & Trades Career Expo and Job Fair

DATE: February 8, 2024
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Xena Mercado, Communications Manager
Office: 361-885-3030 Cell: 361-232-1644

Sinton, TX – February 29, 2024 – In collaboration with the San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Workforce Solutions Coastal Bend is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated Career Expo and Job Fair, taking place on Thursday, February 29, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the San Patricio County Fairgrounds – Civic Center located at 219 W. 5th Street, Sinton, TX 78387.

This exceptional event brings together employers who are geographically located in San Patricio County, with a focus on businesses prominent in the area, including manufacturing, skills & trades, and public service.

The Career Expo kicks off with an exclusive opportunity for Middle and High School Students from San Patricio County Independent School Districts (Odem, Gregory-Portland, Mathis, Sinton, Taft, Ingleside, and Aransas Pass) from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. This designated time provides students with a unique chance for career exploration, connecting them with potential future employers, and a chance to learn about occupations in high-demand.

Following the Career Exploration session, employers are invited to an Employer Workforce Lunch and Learn from 12 pm to 1 pm. During this session, valuable information will be shared about various opportunities, including Apprenticeships, Youth Programs, Priority of Service, Skills for Small Business, Skills Development Fund, Workforce Assistance to Employers,, Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, Workforce Opportunity Tax Credits, and Fidelity Bonding. Employers interested in these opportunities are encouraged to contact a Business Solutions Representative.

The Job Fair officially opens its doors to the public from 1 pm to 4 pm. Job seekers are urged to come dressed for success and have their resumes ready to share with potential employers. Workforce Professionals can help resume preparation and interview readiness at any of the 7 career centers.

We extend our gratitude to the media for their support in spreading the word about job opportunities with reputable employers such as Kiewit Offshore Services, Port of Corpus Christi, Bechtel, JL Specialty, Steel Dynamics, G&H Towing, Chemours, Cheniere, Signet Maritime, Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center, and many more.


8:30AM – 11:30AM
Middle School and High School
Students Only Career Expo
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Employer Workforce Service Lunch & Learn
1:00PM – 4:00PM
San Patricio Co. EDC Job Fair

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At Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, we invest in the regional economic success through access to jobs, training and employer services. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is one of 28 local workforce boards located throughout the State of Texas. The board services Nueces, San Patricio, Kleberg, Aransas, Kenedy, Bee, Refugio, Live Oak, Brooks, Duval, and Jim Wells counties.

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