Albany Technical College Career Services and Special Populations Host Self-Sufficiency Pre-Career Fair Workshop Series on Thursday

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Albany Technical College’s Career Services and Special Populations programs will team up to host a Self-Sufficiency Pre-Career Fair Workshop Series on Thursday, October 12, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. in the college’s Kirkland Conference Center.

Guest speaker for the series will be Karla Heath-Sands, Anchor for WALB-News 10. A native of Brunswick, Georgia, Heath-Sands began her broadcasting career in 1989 with WMAZ-TV in Macon, as a weathercaster and community service director. She started with WALB-News 10 in 1997 and co-anchors “Today in Georgia” during the 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. hour, as well as the Noon newscast. She also hosts WALB’s public affairs program, Dialogue, as well as the public affairs segment during the Noon news each day.

Holding a bachelor’s degree in English from Mercer University, Heath-Sands has been at home on stage for most of her life. She has been a participant in the Miss America Pageant System, and in 1982 as Miss Macon, she was the fourth runner-up to Miss Georgia, and 1985 as Miss Brunswick-Golden Isles, she placed second. She is a former board member of Girls, Inc. of Albany and the Albany Technical College Board of Directors. She is a member of the Albany, Georgia Chapter of Links and a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is also a member of the Georgia Humanities Council and was the winner of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ “GABBY” winner for Best On-Air personality.

The workshop series is designed for Albany Tech students and community members who might be attending the Albany Tech Career Fair later in October to understand the importance of appearance and first impressions from an employer perspective. Dillard’s department store will also be in attendance to provide examples of clothing that is deemed professional and Albany Tech cosmetology students will serve as models.