GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- Greenfield Community College hosted a panel of employers from around western Massachusetts Wednesday in the school library.
GCC students found out the skills needed to get hired.
"If you're furthering the goals the business of what they're looking for, you are automatically going to further your own goals," said Andrew Dagarin, Sophomore at GCC. "It was very helpful."
The employers discussed results of a survey conducted by the college of over 125 businesses, non-profit organizations, and other schools on what they value the most when it comes to hiring college graduates.
The panel included representatives from Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Four Rivers Charter School, and Herrell's Ice Cream. Besides knowledge of the field, these employers are looking for a few basic skills.
"Be a person of integrity. We have patients who come to us entrusting our lives in our care. and we need to treat them in that matter," said Cindy Russo, President of Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
"Teamwork skills, communication skills, punctuality skills are pretty much the big three," said Judy Herrell, Owner of Herrell's Ice Cream in Northampton. "We're all looking for the same kind of people."
Both Russo and Herrell told 22News, they want people who are adaptable and are willing to think on their feet. They also said being able to trust the employee is important.
To see what job opportunities are available here in western Massachusetts, click here.
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