Buzz: Quick look at Ford Auditorium updates at Berry.  Job fair for Hays State Prison is Aug. 21 at Rome Career Center; 70 spots open. GHC adds recreation administration courses.

Buzz: Quick look at Ford Auditorium updates at Berry. Job fair for Hays State Prison is Aug. 21 at Rome Career Center; 70 spots open. GHC adds recreation administration courses.

From Berry College: “The Ford Auditorium renovations are well under way,and they’re looking great.” It is just one of the scenes from a $6.3 million refit that should be done by year’s end. The goal: To “create a first-class performance and recital hall for the music program.”

 

The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Hays State Prison to host an upcoming job fair. The event will be held on Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.

Hays State Prison will be looking to fill 70 vacant correctional officer positions.

Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so you can prepare and submit a résumé. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.Applicants are encouraged to bring their résumés, driver’s licenses and dress business casual to improve their chances to be hired.


Starting this fall, Georgia Highlands College students can pursue a degree in recreation administration at GHC. The new two-year pathway prepares students for future work and management with recreation centers, parks, cruise ships, gyms and other facilities that provide recreation and leisure services to the general public.

The new program was created based on the increased demand for recreation administrators across Northwest Georgia, said Lisa Jellum, department chair of kinesiology and wellness. Three new courses have been added to the department’s schedule and all kinesiology and wellness faculty are credentialed in the area.

Students will graduate with an associate degree in recreation administration. Potential careers for graduates include athletic coordinator, park ranger, resort manager, activity coordinator, cruise director and more.

For more information on the pathway, visit the recreation administration program page at highlands.edu

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