FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army Community Services Employment Readiness Program will partner with Midlands Technical College for a Career Awareness Expo from 9 a.m. to noon, April 30 at the Education Center, Room B-110.

This event is intended to help people discover their skills and interest, become aware of current employment trends and teach them how to sell themselves in an interview using a career portfolio. Each participant will also complete an online career assessment and receive a comprehensive evaluation. Pre-registration is required and open to all military personnel, family members and DoD employees.

Career exploration helps people learn more about themselves. Learning more about one's interests and preferences enables a person to make more meaningful career decisions. For those who are confused about choosing the right career path, career assessments can be of great help. Career assessment results are not like a "magic pill" to solve all career ailments, but it is a useful tool.

April is National Career Assessment Month. During April, military spouses can visit the ACS Employment Readiness Office in the Strom Thurmond Building, Room 223, on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. to complete a career assessment and meet with a certified global career development facilitator to go over their assessment results and get help in developing employment and education plans to reach their career goals. Military spouses can also schedule an individual appointment for another time. Each participant will receive a career portfolio binder.

In 2012, ERP staff assisted more than 135 military spouses with career counseling. For more information, contact the Employment Readiness Office at 751-4862 or visit http://fortjacksonmwr.com/acs_emp.

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