Save Our Sons Sponsors Mobile Career Fair Oct. 14, 2016

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Save Our Sons Sponsors Mobile Career Fair Oct. 14, 2016

Posted: 10/07/2016
SAVE OUR SONSAs part of its mission to bring together key stakeholders to implement a coherent “cradle-to-college or career” strategy for improving the life outcomes of all young people, with a special focus on boys and young men of color, the City’s Save Our Sons program is sponsoring a jobs initiative next week.

The East Tennessee Mobile Career Coach will be at North Ridge Crossing (formerly Christenberry Heights), 712 Breda Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. Food Trucks will be on site during the event. The jobs initiative is co-sponsored by Knoxville’s Community Development Corp. (KCDC).

“One of the things Save Our Sons is focusing on is job creation and partnering with organizations to provide resources focused on hiring,” said Avice Reid, Senior Director of Community Relations. “Addressing opportunity gaps and working to reduce crime among young men of color begins with jobs.”

Career Coaches are mobile centers with services similar to what is found in a Tennessee American Job Center. Vehicles arrive on the scene to provide a mobile computer lab with Internet access, create a venue for workshops, and serve as a recruitment center for companies seeking to match needs with prospective employees. 

“I encourage anyone looking for a job to attend,” Reid said. “Career specialists will be available to provide assistance to job seekers – everything from tips for successful job searches to preparing resumes to help with interviewing. The specialists also can provide information about training and education opportunities. These tools are extremely valuable as job seekers market themselves to potential employers.” 

“KCDC is proud to partner with Save Our Sons in this job initiative,” said KCDC Executive Director and CEO Art Cate. “Part of our mission is community outreach. When members of the community feel empowered and financially secure, all of Knoxville becomes stronger. When Knoxville is stronger, more opportunities are available for development and redevelopment.” 

Anyone needing a disability accommodation should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact the City’s Law Department at 865-215-2050.
To learn more about the Save Our Sons initiative please visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/sosknoxville.


KAT GOES THERE
You can reach this event on a KAT Bus via Route 20 - Central Avenue or Route 24 - Breda Road.