Dozens find inspiration and hope at E2CCB job fair

Submitted Photos The Resource Center was on hand at the recent Medical Pathways Career Fair held in Jamestown with Human Resources Manager Matthew Phillips and Resident Manager Casey DuBose.

JAMESTOWN  — Lifelong learners turned out in droves for the Medical Pathways Career Fair held in mid-November by the Adult Education division of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. Nearly two dozen regional agencies and employers participated in the job fair.

Attendees met employers, explored training programs and learned about local healthcare job opportunities including certified nursing assistants licensed practical nursing, clerical positions, medical technicians and environmental services.

The representatives engaged each job seeker by asking questions, reviewing resumes, handing out paper applications and encouraging the attendees to follow up with them at their worksites.

“Each of the employers were so interested and happy to talk about jobs available in the area,” said one fair attendee.

Another community member remarked on the positive atmosphere, saying “The representatives were so cordial and encouraging to the participants.”

Participants included: Venture Forthe, Jamestown Business College, Chautauqua Opportunities Inc., The Resource Center, The Chautauqua Center, Hultquist Place, Heritage Group, WCA Hospital, Alstar EMS, Aspire, Willcare, Radio Jamestown, Aftercare Nursing Services, Jamestown Community College, the E2CCB LPN program, Compassionate Home Care, Chautauqua Works and more.

The Adult Education division of E2CCB regularly hosts discussions and workshops for adult job seekers and lifelong learners. They also participate in community workforce development outreach events and career fairs in the region. Learn more about their course offerings and fields of study by calling 484-6190 or visiting

About Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES is one of 37 BOCES in New York state. The E2CC BOCES represents all the school districts in Chautauqua County, southern Erie County, and part of Cattaraugus County, a geographical area of 1,791 square miles. Services are offered in the following areas: Adult & Community Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Career & Technical Education, Staff & Curriculum Development, Instructional Support Services, Technology Services, Management Services, and others. For more information, visit