April 7, 2006
Cowley technical students visit with prospective employers
Roughly 100 students from the Arkansas City and Mulvane Campuses took part in the annual Industrial Technology Job Fair held Thursday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room at Cowley College.
First- and second-year students in Cowley’s Industrial Technology programs, namely Automotive, Welding, Machine Tool, Drafting and Non-Destructive Testing, were given the opportunity to visit with prospective employers and two recruiters during the two-hour fair.
Bruce Crouse, chairman of Cowley’s Industrial Technology Department, said the Job Fair was beneficial to students, prospective employers, and to the college’s programs.
“I thought it went very well,” Crouse said. “The people here were very excited and interactive. This allows industry to visit with and interview students. It also allows first-year students a chance to see what next year might bring, or discuss possible internships.”
Companies attending the Job Fair were Spirit Aerosystems, Mertz, Inc., Galaxy Tool Corporation, Stellex Precision Machining, Inc., Bliss Industry, Ladish (Wisc.), Saint-Gobain Calmar, and Triumph. Representative’s from the U.S. Army also attended.
“I was pleased with the turnout and enthusiasm of the local and regional businesses,” Crouse said. “I was also pleased that the non-destructive testing group (Ladish) came all the way from Wisconsin.”
Crouse said around 10-15 students graduate from each of the college’s technical programs annually.