• Dress 4 Success event provides free career clothing to the public

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    April 12, 2019



    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The public will be able to shop for business and career attire at no cost during Mid-State Technical College Dress 4 Success event on the Stevens Point Campus from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Available items include men’s and women’s business suits, dress pants or khakis, shirts, blouses, polo shirts, ties, skirts, dresses, dress shoes (like-new), new colored dress socks and accessories such as jewelry, purses, belts, coats or jackets. 

     

    The event is a culmination of an annual student-coordinated clothing drive in Mid-State’s Administrative Office Procedures class every spring. The donated clothing gives students preparing for the job interview process a jumpstart on their new career, followed by a chance for anyone in the community to also enjoy the opportunity to shop for free. In recent years students have received an average of 350 articles of clothing and accessories at each event, including some high-value items like a Coach purse.

     

    “Our Mid-State communities are always so generous with their donations to the Dress 4 Success clothing drive,” said Sharon Behrens, business technology instructor. “The free clothing makes a big difference for our students preparing for their first career interviews, and we’re excited to again share this free shopping experience with the public as well.”

     

    Dress 4 Success is located at the Stevens Point Campus in the Community Engagement Room (CER) 634/635. Visit mstc.edu/dress4success for more information.

     

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    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.

     

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