Three Rivers to Spotlight Training Programs at Career/Tech Information Fair

Apr 30, 2015

Three Rivers College will spotlight its career-technical programs at the Career/Tech Information Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Bess Activity Center on Three Rivers’ Poplar Bluff Campus.

“In today’s employment market, many of the high-demand, high-paying jobs require career or technical training rather than a four-year degree,” said Dr. Brenda Russell, Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development at Three Rivers. “At Three Rivers we offer that training through certificate and associate of applied science degree programs in a variety of career and technical fields.”

At the Career/Tech Information Fair, attendees can talk to representatives of Three Rivers’ career and technical programs about the benefits and career opportunities offered at Three Rivers.

Three Rivers programs represented will include:

  • Accounting Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing (robotics)
  • Agriculture (Precision Ag, Agribusiness, Agritechology and Agriculture Science)
  • Business Management
  • Civil & Construction
  • Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Corrections, POST Academy)
  • Drafting
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Electrical Technology
  • Environmental/Occupational & Health Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Science
  • Forestry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Green Diesel
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Information Systems Technology (Executive/Legal, Medical)
  • Management & Supervision
  • Manufacturing & Industrial Systems Technology
  • Marketing & Merchandising
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Microcomputer Support Technology
  • Network Administration
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Power Plant
  • Quality Control Technology
  • Surveying
  • Welding

In addition, college staff will be available to talk about support programs for students, financial aid, registration, and more.

“Three Rivers is about helping people get better jobs and improve their lives, whether they are looking to upgrade their skills to advance at their current jobs or to pursue new careers,” Russell said. “The Career/Tech Information Fair will showcase opportunities for people across Southeast Missouri looking to better their job prospects, earn more money, and improve their lives and the lives of their family members.”

Admission to the Career/Tech Information Fair is free and open to the public. Prize drawings will be held.

For those interested but who cannot attend the Career/Technical Information Fair, call the Three Rivers Welcome Center 573-840-9605 for information on attending Three Rivers College. Registration is now open for Summer and Fall classes at Three Rivers. For information on how to apply to become a student at Three Rivers, visit

Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit