Moving students into jobs and postsecondary education is a significant focus of Literacy Pittsburgh’s work. While we do an exemplary job teaching adults the skills needed to be successful in the workforce, it can be challenging to help them find employment.
In 2015, we launched a twice yearly Career & Education Fair to help students reach their employment goals. This event is an opportunity for students to:
- meet employers
- discover possible career fields
- learn how to navigate career fairs
- practice professional communication skills
- explore postsecondary learning opportunities
Literacy Pittsburgh’s Fall 2018 Career and Education Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Westin Convention Center in the Pennsylvania Room. Pre-fair workshops are scheduled at our downtown learning center during the next month to help students prepare their resumes and hone their interviewing skills. (The workshop schedule is available here.) Students should come prepared to network with employers. An updated, professional resume is a must.
We generally welcome more than 100 students and 30 employers and postsecondary schools. This year, we are excited to partner with JFCS Career Development Center and Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The fair will be open to clients of these organizations as well as our own students, tutors and alumni.
A list of employers and schools confirmed to date is below.
If you are a student or graduate of Literacy Pittsburgh and have questions about the event, please contact Andrea Horton-Mericli at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 393-7644. We also welcome additional employers and postsecondary learning institutions.
Why should I attend the Career & Education Fair?
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
City of Pittsburgh
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Metro Public Adjustment
Omni William Penn Hotel
Paramount Senior Living at South Hills
University of Pittsburgh
Westin Convention Center Hotel
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh–Downtown
Postsecondary Training Institutions
Bidwell Training Center
Brightwood Career Institute
Community College of Allegheny County
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) IBEW Local Union 5
KML Carpenters’ Union
New Century Careers
Rosedale Technical College
Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #12
Social Service Agencies
Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council) helps create better lives through learning. Recognized as a national leader in adult and family literacy, Literacy Pittsburgh is the largest provider of adult basic education in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. Last year, Literacy Pittsburgh helped more than 4,600 individuals acquire reading, writing, math, English language, computer and workforce skills so they may reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their communities. Literacy Pittsburgh provides free, personalized instruction in workforce readiness, high school diploma test preparation, English as a second language, basic skills, and family literacy through one-to-one and small class instruction, along with referrals to other family support organizations. Founded in 1982, it serves local adults through numerous neighborhood locations and its Downtown Pittsburgh Learning Center.