(MARSHALL) – More than 20 businesses and companies throughout Texas and western Louisiana were represented at the Fall 2015 Industry Career Day at Texas State Technical College in Marshall.
The event’s purpose was to connect students and graduates with employers that have immediate hiring needs,” said Benjamin “Benji” Cantu, Director of Industry Relations and Talent Management in Marshall.
Some of the businesses and companies that participated included Trinity Industries in Dallas, EasTex Tower in Longview and Woodlawn Manufacturing in Marshall.
Representatives of International Paper in Mansfield, La. visits several area career days throughout the year.
“We find great recruits on every visit to TSTC,” said Michael W. Stewart, the company’s Area Maintenance Manager – Balance of Plant. “This visit provided nine very good potential employees, two of which will graduate in December and we plan to hire them in January. With the lack of local apprenticeship programs in 2015, these events are the perfect avenue for recruiting team members ready for the workforce.”
The Marshall campus will have its next Industry Career Day on March 24. And, Industry Career Day is planned for March 31 at TSTC in Waco and April 7 at TSTC in Harlingen.
Campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater have several Employer Spotlights each semester when area businesses speak with directly with classes.