In this tough economy, teachers there say skilled trade workers are more in-demand than ever.
Leaders at Mid- State Technical College say many employers have jobs ready, but need workers with special training. That puts pressure on the students to be prepared and ready for the real world as soon as they graduate, that’s why the college is there to help.
Vice President of Student Affairs, Connie Willfahrt says the do as much as they can to help students find jobs following graduation. "One of the key resources used to help both students and employers is called tech connect. It’s a service for employers to post jobs. It’s very widely used."
The school graduates around 1,000 students each year. About 86 percent of them end up in a career path they had hoped to get into.
School leaders say that number is higher than in years back, and they continually see their students getting more jobs each year.