Allied health students met local representatives at Allied Health forum

"It gives me information about the job opportunities for the future especially when I graduate," Natalie Beyenberg, nursing student, said.
"I think it's great for some of the nursing students to see what's available in different fields out there for them. They might not know about all of them," Sesie Stevens, nursing student, said.

According to Susan Dubay, JMG college success specialist at UMFK, this is focused around workforce development. Dubay and her colleagues wanted to show students all the potential employment opportunities right in Aroostook County.

"We try to get the employers right here in our own backyard of the university and say 'these employers are here available for you and you don't have to look outside of Northern Aroostook County. You don't have to look outside of Maine. We're here for you," Dubay said.

"Theres a need to help bridge that connection between students and perceptive employers. Ultimately our goal is to try to keep our students here in Aroostook County," Nikolas Lallemand, Director of TRIO Student Support Services, said.

Tammy Delisle, the Career services Coordinator for UMFK, says employers are not only talking about the skills required for jobs, but are discussing some of the transferrable skills needed in a job.

"I've heard some of them speak about work ethic, professionalism.. those are some of those transferrable skills that I have conversations with students all the time about," Delisle said.

Delisle adds that it isn't just jobs in the medical field they are talking about, but business and even IT jobs.

"Employers are already spoke about IT jobs, how important IT is now in the medical field..Behavioral science jobs. They touched on business position so I really think there's something for a lot of our students that we are educating at UMFK. They could benefit from this type of form," Delisle said.

A day filled with information and job opportunities for students.