WITC-Ashland hosts 300 high school students for Career Day
(11/6/13): More than 300
students visited Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s Ashland Campus for its
10th annual Career Day. Teens from 10 regional high schools had the chance
to explore WITC’s career programs through hands-on activities.
For Ashland High School student J.T. Wilcox, it was an opportunity to check out
programs he hadn’t previously considered. “It was great,” Wilcox said of the
information technology and telecommunication technician programs. “I didn’t
really know much about them, but they’re both really interesting because they
deal with the Internet. I learned that there’s a high demand for both jobs and
they seem really fun.”
J. T.’s mother Sheila agreed it was a beneficial day for her son. “The Career
Day gives kids a taste of what the real job will be. The hands-on experience can
open doors for them,” she said.
Students from Ashland, Bayfield, Butternut, Chequamegon, Drummond, Hurley,
Luther L. Wright (Ironwood, Mich.), Mellen, Mercer and Washburn chose from 15
different career programs offered at WITC. Through hands-on exercises, they
learned more about the program and career options. Those interested in
healthcare careers were invited back for the November 13
Health Career Night at WITC-Ashland.
missed WITC-Ashland's Career Day may still check out the
programs at WITC by scheduling an
individual tour or program shadow. For more information, call 715.682.4591, ext.