Business leaders visit New Albany to discuss news of opportunity with Prosser career students

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) — Students and business leaders gathered Monday at the New Albany Vocational School to discuss the career opportunities that will be available after graduation.

More than 70 representatives from colleges, businesses and the military shared their insights on careers at the Prosser Career and Technical Education Center at 4202 Charlestown Road. Hundreds of students from area schools attended the event, including representatives from universities, military departments and various businesses.

Prosser serves 25 high schools in six different counties in southern Indiana. Students from all of these schools turned up at Prosser on Monday to see the opportunities available in the region after they graduate.

While several colleges are also recruiting students, businesses facing worker shortages may immediately hire some high school graduates in their chosen fields, offering them the opportunity to earn money while continuing to study in the industry.

“It’s a great alternative to college,” said Nick Brown, a representative for local UA 502 plumbers, pipe fitters and service technology companies. “We teach you a skilled craft, and you won’t end up with a lot of student debt. Plus, you’ll get a very competitive salary, benefits—all those good things.”

Junior Austin Marion said the students were delighted to have the opportunity to be here and learn about all these different companies and what they have to offer and what they bring to us.

Monday’s event was scheduled to end at 2 p.m.

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