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Skagit Valley College to host first annual career fair May 18

Skagit Valley College will host its first annual career fair on Thursday, May 18.  

More than 70 local employers with job opportunities will be present. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Knutzen Cardinal Center on the Mount Vernon Campus.  

This free event will feature local employers recruiting from all areas of study, with industries including diesel, automotive, manufacturing, welding, marine technology, health services, and more. 

Current students, alumni, and community members seeking jobs and internships are invited. Participants should bring resumes, dress professionally, have questions for employers, and be prepared to follow up with companies and positions of interest. 

Here are some potential questions for employers: 

  • What are you looking for in a candidate?
    • What are the biggest challenges that you face in this job?
    • What would a typical workday be like?
  • What are the most important components of this position?

Companies attending the event: 

Alpha Home Health & Hospice; American Tug; Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort; Aspen Power Catamarans; Bachelor Degrees at Skagit Valley College; Boeing; BPD-Burlington Police Department; Brinderson; Cascade Job Corps; Children of the Valley; Chinook Enterprises; City of Bellingham – Public Works; Dwayne Lane Auto Family; Express Employment Professionals; Farmers Equipment; Foothills Toyota; Gateway Automotive; Haggen Northwest Fresh; HF Sinclair; Hospice of the Northwest; Human Resources Inc.; Ideal Rent-All, Pacific Party Canopies; Inspire Development Center; Island County Juvenile Detention; Island Health; Janicki Industries; Kendall Auto Group; Kia of Everett; LaborMax Staffing; Marysville Police Department; Mavrik Marine; Mira Vista Care Center; Mount Vernon Police Department; Mountain Glen Retirement & Assisted Living Community; Nordic Temperature Control; North County Regional Fire Authority; Northwest Ambulance; OIC of Washington; PACCAR – Technical Center; Pacific Glass and Door Inc.; Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy; Rockfish Grill; Sakuma Brothers Farms and Processing; Samish Indian Nation; Silfab Solar; Skagit 911; Skagit County Coroner’s Office; Skagit County Fire District 14; Skagit Regional Health; Skagit Speedway; Skagit Transit; Skagit Valley College; Skagit Valley College Outreach; Skagit Valley Family YMCA; Snohomish County Parks; SVC Security Services; T BAILEY; Tesla; Total Employment And Management; Toyota Lift NW; United Rentals; United States Marine Corps Recruiting; Vertex Aviation Services; Washington Conservation Corps; Washington State Patrol; Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office 

The companies sponsoring the career fair are Dwayne Lanes Auto Center; SVC bachelor's degree Programs; KBRC Classic Rock 102.9FM; SVC Student Life; SVC Student Services; TRICO Companies LLC.; Gateway Automotive 

If you’re a local employer who’s interested in having a table at the career fair, pre-register by contacting Aaron Klesik at 

For more information, visit The SVC Mount Vernon campus is located at 2405 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA. For a campus map and directions, go to 


Skagit Valley College is making a difference throughout Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties by providing access to higher education for all who seek a better future. Part of what makes our college special is that we are deeply committed to equity in access, achievement, and community. Whether you are training for a new job, beginning your college experience, finishing the degree you started, adding English language skills, or pursuing a high school credential, Skagit Valley College welcomes you. 

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