Dean of Business and Technology Missy Skurzewski-Servant discusses culinary arts with several high school students participating in the spring Program Showcase event at Mid-State Technical College.

Mid-State Program Showcase event provides career exploration to 400 area high school students

March 14, 2022

More than 400 students from four area high schools, Auburndale, Loyal, Neillsville and Stevens Point Area Senior High, converged at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus of Mid-State Technical College on March 8 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 65+ programs as well as learn about student services and student life activities. 

“Program Showcase at Mid-State Technical College for the SPASH sophomore students was an excellent experience in showing students potential career pathways,” said Brigitta Altmann-Austin, assistant principal Stevens Point Area Senior High School. “We are grateful for the continued partnership with Mid-State and for the opportunity they gave our students to see so many great program offerings. It is so important that we expose students to their options after graduation so they can make the best decision for their post-secondary education and understand what Mid-State can offer for them."

Program Showcase allows students the opportunity to meet with current Mid-State students, staff and program faculty, while seeing campus labs and experiencing the hands-on learning that Mid-State offers. Students are provided a bingo card of all participating programs with the goal of stopping by as many stations as they can. Activities included a radar gun run (Criminal Justice-Studies), learning how to practice CPR on human and K9 manikins (EMT-Paramedic), identifying and learning the functions of different tools (Industrial Mechanical Technician) and matching codes (Health Information Management/Medical Coding). 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.