STAPLES -- Representatives from eight of the state's major earth-moving contractors met with prospective employees Thursday at the first Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance Job Fair.
Held at the West Campus classroom and laboratory facility west of Staples, the event mirrored similar fairs the college has established for students in Machine Tool Technology, Mechanical Drafting, and Media & Communications programs.
Companies displaying materials and interviewing the CLC students during the two-hour exchange were Bauerly Cos., Sauk Rapids; Central Specialties Inc., Alexandria; Certified Aggregate Products, Rice; F.M. Frattalone Excavation, Little Canada; Local #49, St. Cloud; Red Pederson Utilities, Inc., Hopkins; Sandd Excavating, Mounds View; and Thorson Inc., Bemidji.
The Heavy Equipment program classes and field work operate largely at the 360-acre West Campus with more than $2 million in vehicles and modern lab space at the 15,000-square-foot classroom building that opened last year.:
Susan Vieregge of Central Specialties Inc., Alexandria, distributed materials and answered questions during the Heavy Equipment Job Fair at Central Lakes College. Among students checking out prospective employers were Jacob Houle (left), Little Falls, Tim Houle, Melrose, and Darren Flygare, Annandale.
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