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Northwest Technical College Offers Career Day For Area High School Students


>>YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR FLU SHOT THROUGHOUT THE LAKELAND VIEWING AREA BY SETTING UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF THEIR PHARMACIES OR AT ANY OF THEIR HOSPITAL LOCATIONS. >>HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE ALLOWED STUDENTS TO INTERACT WITH STUDENTS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL. DESTINY WIGGINS HAS THE STORY.>>THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE STUDENTS A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE THAT EXPLAINS DIFFERENT CAREER PATHS THAT’S OFFERED TO THEM IS ONE BENEFIT OF ATTENDING NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE.>>FOR A LOT OF STUDENTS, THEY THINK OF CAREERS SUCH AS NURSING OR AN ELECTRICIAN AS A COMMON IDEA, BUT TODAY TO COME AND GET THEIR HANDS ON AND ACTUALLY TRY SOME NURSING PRACTICES AND EXPLORE NURSING OR DENTAL ASSISTING IS REALLY A WAY FOR THEM TO EXPLORE IT IN A WAY THAT THEY CAN’T IN A CLASSROOM. THEY LITERALLY GET TO HAVE THEIR HANDS ON AND TRY SOME ACTIVITIES. I THINK THAT’S A GREAT PIECE OF EDUCATION THAT ALLOWS THEM TO EXPLORE THE CAREER PATH.>>STUDENTS VISITED SEVERAL DIFFERENT PROGRAMS, SUCH AS, NURSING, DENTAL, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, WHERE STUDENTS ENGAGED IN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES.>>OUR THEME TODAY IS REALLY TO GET STUDENTS TO HAVE THEIR HANDS ON AND EXPLORE CAREERS. SO FOR EXAMPLE, IN DENTAL ASSISTING, STUDENTS ACTUALLY HAVE THE INSTRUMENTS, AND THEY ARE IN THE CHAIR AND WORKING WITH SOME OF OUR CURRENT STUDENTS TO TRY IT OUT AND SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO HOLD THE INSTRUMENT IN THEIR HANDS AND WORK WITH THE MANNEQUINS. WE ALSO HAVE CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT, AS WELL AS MEDICAL CODING.>>A PANEL DISCUSSION WAS ALSO ANOTHER WAY STUDENTS COULD HEAR FROM NTC GRADUATES, STUDENTS, AND COMMUNITY RESIDENTS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFUL JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY.>>SO LIKE FIRST WE KIND OF LIKE GOT TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE, THAT WAS KIND OF HELPFUL BECAUSE THEN YOU CAN GAUGE HOW IT IS, LIKE IN REAL LIFE RATHER THAN JUST, YOU KNOW, THAN LOOKING IT UP.>>I WAS INTERESTED IN THE DENTAL THING, BEFORE I HADN’T EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT THAT. IT WAS KIND OF OUT THERE. SO, YOU KNOW, YOU GET TO EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS AND SEE WHAT INTERESTS YOU.>>I THINK A LOT OF WHAT STUDENTS WILL TAKE AWAY TODAY IS JUST THE OPTIONS THAT ARE THERE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND THAT THEY CAN FIND SOME PROGRAMS WHERE GOING TO SCHOOL MEANS HAVING YOUR HANDS ON AND SPENDING TIME IN THE LAB AS WELL AS IN A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM.>>THERE WERE OVER 50 STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE AND MANY OF THOSE STUDENTS HAD SMILES ON THEIR FACES AND QUESTIONS THAT WERE ANSWERED AS IT PERTAINS TO WHAT THEIR POTENTIAL FUTURE COULD LOOK LIKE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL. REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, DESTINY

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