With signs that a troubled job market has begun to turn around, technology students looking for jobs will have prime access to employers this week when Company Day is held at the Kansas Technology Center.
Welcoming nearly 80 companies including Caterpillar, Crossland Construction, Printing Inc./Consolidated Graphics, Kiewit Construction, Smith's Electric Vehicles and Cessna Aircraft Co., the annual event gives students and employers an opportunity to meet and discuss potential internships and jobs.
Company Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the KTC, with employer booths lining hallways throughout the building. Approximately 500 students are anticipated to attend.
This year, Company Day coincides with a special donation for the Department of Construction Management and Construction Engineering Technologies. At 11 a.m. in Room W206, Key Construction of Wichita will present a total station, surveying equipment, and a data collector (an electronic instrument for measuring angles and distances) to the department. The donation is valued at roughly $10,000.
"Our lab classes continue to grow, so this helps us have more groups in our labs and helps students have more hands-on time," said CMCET Chairman Jim Otter.
Although the businesses attending Company Day are often seeking students pursuing technology degrees, Company Day is open to students from across campus. For more information, go to http://www.pittstate.edu/college/technology/company-day/.
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