On Thursday, April 20, Midland College (MC) collaborated with 26 industry partners
to secure jobs for May graduates and to develop a network for the Permian Basin’s
workforce. The event was coordinated by Erick Gutierrez, MC Diesel Technology program
chair, and Pete Avalos, MC Energy, Auto and Collision Repair program chair.
“We work hard to build lasting relationships with our industry partners, not only
to build successful programs, but also to ensure that our students have a place to
secure employment after they graduate,” Gutierrez said.
During the Permian Basin industry career/intern fair event, Midland College alumni
and soon-to-be graduates had the opportunity to speak with and distribute resumes
to both recruiters and industry professionals.
“I was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism and engagement that the
students possessed,” Samuel Gonzalez, local recruiter with Stewart and Stevenson,
“We worked with our students to build resumes and even held mock interviews with them
so that they could gain experience and confidence before meeting with industry representatives,”
Avalos explained. “These students are our main priority, so it is our duty that each
young man and woman in our technical programs is successful before, during and after
they graduate from Midland College.”
Photo: Midland College students visit with Orlando Aguero of Double T Oilfield Services
to discuss possible job opportunities during Industry Career/Intern Fair held at the
Midland College Advanced Technology Center on April 20, 2023.