• Area high school students explore career options at Mid-State’s Program Showcase

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    October 29, 2019

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Over 450 students from seven area high schools and homeschool groups converged at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus of Mid-State Technical College on Oct. 22 for the College’s Program Showcase career exploration event. The popular 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 mannikin and learning about virtual reality through the use of VR goggles. Students with three or more Bingos were entered to win Mid-State prizes and gift cards.


    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 were also invited to add Mid-State on Snapchat by searching username “mid-state.”


    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 homeschool students attended this year. Learn more about Mid-State’s programs offerings at mstc.edu/programs.

    Mid-State Fire Protection Technician graduate and Paramedic Technician student Rachel Zorn demonstrates CPR for attending high school students at the Oct. 22 Program Showcase on Mid-State’s Wisconsin Rapids Campus.





    About Mid-State Technical College

    Mid-State, one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, offers associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates in a variety of high-demand fields. With campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids, the College district serves a resident population of approximately 171,370. Mid-State’s supportive environment, state-of-the-art technology and faculty with professional experience in the fields they teach provide Mid-State graduates with real-world skills, knowledge, experience and confidence they need for an in-demand career. More than 9 in 10 Mid-State graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Visit the College’s website at mstc.edu.


    For more Mid-State Technical College news, visit mstc.edu/news.