MCC announces criminal justice career, info fair

FLINT — Finding a career with longterm growth potential can be a challenge in a sluggish economy with widespread layoffs and job cuts. But jobs in law enforcement and public safety are growing.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for private detectives and investigators, for instance, are expected to increase 22 percent over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations, and jobs in law enforcement, in general, are expected to be in demand until 2018

Law enforcement agencies will continue to expand to meet new and existing concerns, as a result of persistent threats of terrorism and ongoing concerns with crime, on both domestic and international fronts. Mott Community College is offering an opportunity for individuals to explore a variety of career options at its Annual Criminal Justice Career & Information Fair held 4-6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Ballenger Field House on MCC’s main campus, 1401 E. Court St. The event is free and open to the public.

A demand for qualified personnel to fill a variety of positions in criminal justice and law enforcement is expected to continue, said Dr. Avon Burns, Ed.D. professor and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Mott Community College.

“Our Criminal Justice Career & Information Fair gives students and job seekers a real sense of the wide range of opportunities available in the criminal justice field,” said Burns. “We’re living in a more security-conscious society, and the unfortunate incidence of crime and related issues continue to make the criminal justice field a growth industry, with viable career options and excellent job opportunities. Law enforcement is one major area of interest, but there are so many more areas.”

Now in its 14th year, the Criminal Justice Career & Information Fair at MCC provides a unique opportunity for individuals to explore an array of career opportunities in the criminal justice arena.

Details: Call the MCC Student Employment Center at 810-232-3285. — Natalie Blythe

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