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May 3, 2007

I-69 Corridor Job Fair coming to Anderson

ANDERSON, Ind - The Purdue College of Technology at Anderson/Muncie will co-sponsor a job fair Wednesday (May 9) in Anderson.

The I-69 Corridor Job Fair will take place from 1-7 p.m. at Mounds Mall, which is the other event sponsor. The mall is located at 2109 S. Scatterfield Road.

David Riegle, Purdue's Anderson/Muncie student services coordinator, said the job fair will give people an opportunity to see what jobs are available in a wide variety of industries.

"We have 20 companies signed up to attend the event, representing many fields, from construction to education to health care to the financial industry," he said. "Openings include everything from entry-level positions to jobs that require a bachelor's degree or higher."

Participating companies and organizations include Purdue College of Technology at Anderson/Muncie, Sallie Mae, Anderson Family YMCA, Anderson University, the city of Anderson, Indiana Business College, Indy Office Solutions, Tractor Supply and the Youth Opportunity Center.

Riegle said that in addition to giving those in the Anderson, Muncie and surrounding areas a chance to check out current job openings, the first-ever event also will educate the community about the opportunities offered at the Purdue College of Technology in Anderson/Muncie.

"We will have representatives there from the university who will answer questions about what degree programs we offer and how to enroll," he said. "We do a lot of outreach with high school students, and we see this as an excellent opportunity to reach out to some potential adult students."

The Purdue College of Technology at Anderson/Muncie offers degrees in computer and information technology, electrical engineering technology, industrial technology, mechanical engineering technology, and organizational leadership and supervision.

In fall 2007, the Purdue College of Technology, which is now housed on the Anderson University campus, will have a new home in the Flagship Education Center, located at the Flagship Enterprise Center at Interstate 69 and Pendleton Avenue. The 53,000-square-foot, $7 million facility will be used by both Purdue's College of Technology and Anderson University.

Among services the center will provide are access to university researchers and scientists, ongoing contact with management consulting, student mentoring opportunities for research and development support, and access to state-of-the-art telecommunications.

Writer: Kim Medaris, (765) 494-6998,

Source: David Riegle, (765) 285-5554,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;


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