TSTC hosts Industry Job Fair for students

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Special to the Reporter
Staff Writer

More than 150 Texas State Technical College students learned about job opportunities at the Industry Job Fair held Tuesday morning on the Sweetwater campus.
Roughly 30 employers that attended looked for students to fill welding, industrial painting, drafting and other jobs in high demand.
Robert Schneider, 26, an Automotive Technician certificate major from San Angelo, visited the event to continue job hunting before his April graduation.
"The event is a good thing," he said. "These young kids need to look at their options and see what is out there."
Erika Luneau, director of human resources for Koenig and Bauer in Irving, said she was looking out for students studying electrical and mechanical fields who want to do a one-year apprenticeship in Germany and then work for the company. The German company specializes in making printing presses.
"We have been working with TSTC over the last year," Luneau said. "We have visited several campuses and like the programs. We like how students learn theory and do hands-on. We need to find someone who is adventurous and is okay with the lifestyle of traveling most of the time."
Christa Valdivia, 28, a nursing major from Colorado City, said it was her first employment event. She is scheduled to graduate in December.
"I actually was curious about occupational nursing," she said. "I got some information on civilian nursing. I feel like the job fair gives us a leg up. It's just for TSTC."
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