Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor Scott Engel demonstrates the role technology plays in diesel careers during the Foster Family Day held at Mid-State Technical College’s Wisconsin Rapids Campus, April 23.

Mid-State hosts Foster Family Day

April 27, 2022

Foster families with children in grades 5 through 12 were invited to a special Foster Family Day at Mid-State Technical College to learn new skills and build relationships. The event was hosted on the Wisconsin Rapids Campus on April 23. 

Attendees at Foster Family Day participated in hands-on activities from Mid-State faculty. They also received assistance with college preparation, including information about the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), college application process, high school dual credit options, and youth apprenticeship programs. Each participant walked away with college resources, a college planning notebook and a Mid-State gift for attending.

The event also included updates from Wood County Human Services as well as a chance to connect with other foster and kinship families and explore Mid-State’s Wisconsin Rapids Campus with a behind-the-scenes campus tour.

“I am so excited about the start of this partnership with Mid-State,” said Stacy Genett, HOME team supervisor for Wood County Human Services. “This event is the first of what I hope is many to come as a way to support and educate the foster youth and foster parents of our community about the possibilities of college and a positive future.”  

Mid-State is coordinating with Wood County to host more collaborative events going into the 2022–23 academic year. Anyone interested can visit mstc.edu/events, or contact Wood County Human Services for more details.