Career Services

The Southwestern Career Connection Video & Podcast Series

Logo reads Southwestern Career ConnectionWe recently launched a weekly digital series called "The Southwestern Career Connection." Hosted by Mike Despeaux, SCC's Director of Career Services, the series explores different aspects of the WNC workforce, such as career and industry trends, job opportunities and 1-on-1 discussions with leading professionals from different fields. The event is streamed live through Google Meet and anyone may view and/or participate by using the live chat.

Every week there will be a different topic, all chosen because of relevance to your strong interests as well as SCC's role in helping with regional community employment issues and workforce needs. 

Listen to all episodes through our official Podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

View all episodes through our official YouTube playlist below: 

  Episode 1 - Automotive, Trades and Skilled Labor
  Episode 2 - EMS and First Responders
  Episode 3 - Small Businesses and "Main Street"
  Episode 4 - Hospitality and Tourism
  Episode 5 - Healthcare ft. Steve Heatherly
  Episode 6 - Helping Professions, Nonprofit and Government
  Episode 7 - Mechatronics Engineering, Energy and STEM 
  Episode 8 - Pathways Into SCC and Peak
  Episode 9 - Community Resources for Job Seekers
  Episode 10 - Nurse Aide: A Ticket for Essential Employment