Texas community partners visited Fort Hood Friday to learn more about how they can help soldiers get jobs in the community after the Army.

III Corps Commanding General Paul Funk hosted experts in the education, medicine, and industry sectors.

The purpose of the event was to lay the framework for additional community partnerships that will benefit soldiers and communities in Texas.

Leaders told Channel 6 they are always searching for new employees with military experience.

"We have currently about 150 employees and we certainly have a lot of ex-military," Temple's Materials Transportation Company CEO Ken Alessi said. "We're always looking for good people such as welders, assemblers, people who know electronics."

For Cynthia Hernandez, Exectutive Director of Belton Economic Development, she got a better understanding of what happens to soldiers while they are on post.

The community leaders got the chance Friday to see what soldiers go through on a daily basis, which included going through combat simulators.