BTC Career Fair


Student working in Manufacturing lab on equipment

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is once again hosting its popular Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Career Fair on April 26. The event will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. at the college’s Blong Technology Center (BTC), 8500 Hillandale Road, Davenport.

As in the past, the career fair will feature many of the area’s manufacturing companies that are currently searching for employees. The event is open to everyone, free of charge. Visitors are encouraged to bring their resumes and come prepared to visit with the company representatives, some will be conducting on-site interviews.

The event is also designed for those people interested in learning more about what manufacturing careers are all about and the training required for employment in that area. People can meet with career specialists, tour the areas that interest them, learn about financial aid options and the admissions process.

The Blong Technology Center is a modern advanced manufacturing training center. The facility’s learning environment, labs and instructors are focused on real-world, hands-on career preparation.

The BTC offers a unique class structure allowing students who are currently working to fit training around their personal schedules. Most classes are delivered in eight-week sections and provide students the ability to move at their own pace.

The center recently received the national Next Generation Leadership Award for its innovative practices in preparing students for careers. The college joined such elite companies as Dow Chemical, IBM, Honeywell, Lexmark, Owens Corning and others in receiving the award.

Advanced manufacturing jobs are growing in today’s economy including in such area as logistics, electromechanics, renewable energy, mechanical and computer aided design, CNC machining (computer numeric control) and welding. Training for all of those careers is readily available at BTC.

For more information about the Blong Technology Center call 563-441-4360 or go online to