GradCast Helps New San Jacinto College Grads Find Their First Jobs

GradCast will allow the majority of the career and technical students at the College’s three campuses to connect with more than 600,000 employers to find their first jobs in their field of study and in any geographic area in the United States.

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Lake Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2014

GradCast.com, a division of MyOpenJobs, LLC (a Teakwood Capital company), announced today that San Jacinto College has adopted its new career services enhancement system for the 2013-2014 school year. This new program allows recent graduates unprecedented access to over 600,000 potential employers across the United States, in over 34 fields of study. It’s an innovative program that will provide a definite advantage in kick-starting the careers of the 1,500 to 2,000 career and technical (CTE) students that graduate each year from the District’s three campuses.

GradCast.com is a unique system that automates the placement process for community colleges, trade and technical schools, and even high schools with career and technical programs. This simple web-based (mobile optimized) application streamlines resume distribution, makes reporting a breeze, and automatically follows-up with graduates to report on their employment progress.

“According to the Department of Labor, CNN, and many other media outlets, only 20% of all available jobs are even publicly advertised. This is a huge challenge for recent CTE grads that are searching for their first job. GradCast.com is the first system to address this issue, allowing graduates to proactively connect with virtually every single potential employer. This includes the 80% of jobs that are not publicly advertised and essentially hidden. With GradCast.com any school can provide their CTE graduates a unique branded portal to research and send resumes to employers in their specific field of study and geographic area…at the click of a button,” said Sai Subramanian, CEO of MyOpenJobs.

“San Jacinto College is constantly looking for ways to help our graduates launch their new careers. Many job boards represent openings for jobs that require several years of experience that the majority of our graduates don’t yet have. Without dedicated HR and recruiting staff, most small and medium sized employers in the career and technical fields rarely have the time or the resources to post their job openings for entry-level positions, making it challenging for our graduates to get their foot in the door. With GradCast we can put a resource in the hands of our students that helps them be proactive in their search,” said Jeff Parks, Dean of Industrial and Applied Technology at the San Jacinto College Central Campus.

“GradCast.com addresses many of the same issues facing CTE students that Perkins Grant money is intended to help with; specifically placement, retention, and graduate success in their career choice. Because GradCast.com helps with these objectives, San Jacinto College can allot a portion of Perkins funding so that CTE students can send up to 100 resumes to an exclusive list of potential employers that hire people with the specific skill set that a graduate has trained for, completely free of charge. GradCast.com allows us to use Perkins grant funding to help hundreds of CTE students rather than buying a single piece of equipment that might only impact 10 or 20 students in one specific course,” added San Jacinto College Associate Vice Chancellor for Learning, Dr. Catherine O’Brien.

About GradCast

GradCast.com, a division of MyOpenJobs, LLC, is a first of its kind service that allows new and recent graduates the ability to connect directly with more than 600,000 employers to find their first jobs in their field of study, in any geographic area in the United States. It is a unique system that automates the placement process for community colleges, trade and technical schools, and even high schools with career and technical programs. This simple web-based (mobile optimized) application streamlines resume distribution, makes reporting a breeze, and automatically follows-up with graduates to report on their employment progress.

MyOpenJobs, LLC (a Teakwood Capital Company) is a technology and services firm that develops and manages career sites and web-based recruiting management software. Since 2000, we’ve continued to develop and refine our proprietary software to help streamline the recruiting process for thousands of large and small companies. For more information about GradCast and MyOpenJobs, please call 1.888.730.4144 x219 or visit http://www.Gradcast.com.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College. http://www.sjcd.edu

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