On Monday, December 7, Miami-Dade County Public Schools held its first-ever, All-in-One, All Around Business Fair at Miami Central Senior High School.
The all-inclusive free event included employment opportunities for job seekers, technical training for employment, information on how to do business with M-DCPS and certification opportunities for small and minority women business enterprises.
More than 25 local employers (prime contractors and subcontractors) as well as the District’s Transportation and Maintenance departments were on hand to interview and offer jobs to qualified applicants. Staff from the Office of Economic Opportunity and the Office of Procurement Management Services was on hand to provide current and potential school district vendors with vital information on acquiring certification as a Small and Minority Women Business, upcoming goods and services bids, and how to become a vendor in order to do business with the District.
The Adult and Career Technical Education Department provided information regarding training opportunities in the following workforce areas: air conditioning; building construction/carpentry; CDL/bus driving; cabinet making; electricity; heavy equipment operation; masonry; plumbing; tile setting; welding, and core construction.