VINCENNES, IND. (WTHI) - A southern Indiana college looks to pair upcoming graduates with potential employers.
Even though the nation's unemployment rate remains around 8 percent, many companies say they have unfilled jobs because they can't find people with the right skills.
At Vincennes University officials were trying to put together some of those companies with students who have the right stuff.
The lobby of the Technology Building at Vincennes University was busy as 25 companies from 3 states came shopping for the next generation of employees.
The event brought in local companies and multi-national firms onto campus to talk to students.
"They have great jobs in technology and they're interested in our graduates," said Richard Coleman with Vincennes University, "so we're trying to network our graduates with the employers to find a good match."
We hear a lot about unemployment in Indiana, but the companies here say they have plenty of jobs, if you have the right skills.
"We have to have highly technical students and graduating engineers that come out of Vincennes and other schools in Indiana," said John Webb with Thyssen Krupp. "We have to have those skills to run our robotics, so we have plenty of job openings in Terre Haute."
The sales pitches happening in the lobby weren't one sided.
While the firms were doing recruiting the students were also trying to make certain that they would have a shot at those jobs.
"I'm getting a huge idea, said V.U. Engineering Student John Bohling, "and I can really see into the future right now as far as my jobs and as far as future employment goes."
A future that appears bright for those who have the skills these businesses are needing.
V.U. officials say nearly every graduate of their technology program manages to land a job upon graduation.
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