A Program Showcase participant practices CPR technique on a high-fidelity manikin as part of the career exploration activity for Mid-State’s Paramedic Technician program.

Mid-State Program Showcase event provides career exploration to 350 area high school students

October 27, 2021

Over 350 students from Lincoln High School converged at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus of Mid-State Technical College on Oct. 20 for the College’s fall 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 more than 65 programs as well as learn about student services and student life activities. 

“Program Showcase is an example of a true community partnership that provides our students the opportunity to explore and gain knowledge of multiple career fields,” said Eric Siler, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools career and technical education coordinator. “I was very proud of our sophomores in attendance. They were engaged and enjoyed the career-focused interactions.”

This year’s students participated in Program Bingo while experiencing 26 programs through hands-on activities, including a pit crew challenge (Automotive Technician), radar gun practice (Criminal Justice-Studies), performing CPR on human and K9 high-fidelity manikins and designing an artificial fingernail (Nail Technician). Students with three or more Bingos were entered to win Mid-State prizes and gift cards. 

Learn more about Mid-State’s program offerings at mstc.edu/programs.