Area high school students explore career options
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Over 450 students from seven area high schools and home school groups converged on the Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids campus on Oct. 22 for the College’s Program Showcase career exploration event.
The biannual event invites area high school students to experience hands-on demonstrations of many of Mid-State’s over 60 programs, as well as learn about dual credit opportunities and applying for scholarships.
This year’s students participated in “Program Bingo” while experiencing 24 programs through hands-on activities, including exploring an augmented reality sandbox with interactive topographic map to explore civil engineering concepts, performing CPR on a manikin, and learning about virtual reality through the use of VR goggles.
The students also had a chance to engage with the college’s digital marketing program, by competing for prizes using a special Snapchat filter created for the event.
Students from Adams-Friendship High School, Marshfield High School, Lincoln High School, River Cities High School, Almond-Bancroft High School, Stevens Point Area Senior High, and home school programs attended.