Employers are vital to our Career Services office. We invite area employers to serve on our Career and Technical Advisory Boards to keep us informed on what skills you need from our graduates. We want you to hire our graduates. In turn, we want to help met your hiring needs. If we can offer any services to you, please contact either Brandi Ketcham at (309) 649-6324 in Canton; Patrick Denecke at (309) 833-6022; or Andrea Barbknecht at (309) 649-6368. Listed below are some free services that we can offer you and your business.
Post an Opening
Spoon River College has a free online job listing site. Employers can go online and post as many openings as they wish. Once the postings have been approved through our office, an email conformation will be sent letting employers know that the postings will be available on our site for 30 days. If the position gets filled before 30 days and it needs to be removed, please contact Brandi Ketcham. Employers who wish for their job listings to be posted for longer than 30 days, will also have to notify us for an extension. The site is
Attend a Job Fair
Spoon River College has a Spring Job Fair. Employers that are interested in attending this fair are encouraged to reserve a booth early as there is usually limited space. Job Fairs offer employers an opportunity to meet students, graduates and the general public. If you would like to get your companies name on our list, please fill out the online form. Staff will follow up with an email to let you know when the next Job Fair will be located and the time and date.
On Campus Recruitment
Some employers prefer to come on our campuses and met with prospective students. To recruit on campus, you will need to contact a Career Services team member at (309) 649-6324 or (309) 833-6022. Employers will be given the opportunity to set up an information table in a high traffic area of the campus of their choice. Your Career Services team member will work with you to find the best time, place and day to meet informally with students in between classes. Career Services will post flyers to let students know when you will be on campus.
Workforce Training for Your Business
Spoon River College offers a workforce training package to meet your business needs. This includes:
- Meeting with your business representatives to determine your exact needs
- Securing a highly qualified facilitator
- Designing a curriculum and presentation method best suited to your organization
- Scheduling a convenient time and appropriate location (on or off site)
- Using the latest technologies to enhance instruction and learning
- Delivering a complete package of training
- Offering the best economical pricing for the highest quality of instruction
For more information go to