Hoping to attract more job candidates with higher levels of education, food processor Tyson Foods Inc. is collaborating with the MiddleTennessee Education Center in Shelbyville to host a job fair this week.
The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Education Center, located at 200 Dover St., Suite J, inside the Medical Arts Building in Shelbyville.
Tyson Foods, which operates a poultry processing plant in Shelbyville, is interviewing for first- and second-shift, entry-level and supervisory positions. Applicants with associate and undergraduate degrees and/or military leadership experience are preferred.
Now in its third year, MTEC is a partnership between MTSU, Motlow State Community College and Bedford County. The center’s purpose is to provide additional higher-education opportunities to those who live in the southern part of Middle Tennessee.
The center has on-site classrooms as well as administrative and advising offices for both the Education Center and MTSU to offer assistance to students looking to earn a higher education.
And while Tyson may land future employees at the event, the Education Center also sees the potential to land future students by exposing job fair attendees to the center’s offerings.
Scholarships are available to attend MTEC. Applications are available online at the center’s website, www.mteducationcenter.com.