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.

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

October 28, 2019

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.