The ribbon is cut at Mid-State Technical College’s new location in Marshfield, Mid-State on Central, June 21, 2023. From left: Jackie Esselman, Mid-State dean of Admissions & Recruitment; Terry Whitmore, Mid-State Board school district administrator member; Dr. Shelly Mondeik, Mid-State president; Charles Spargo, Mid-State Board member and treasurer; Denise Sonneman, executive director of Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MACCI) and Lois TeStrake, City of Marshfield mayor.
June 22, 2023

Mid-State Technical College hosts ribbon cutting at new ‘Mid-State on Central’ location in Marshfield

June 22, 2023

Mid-State Technical College hosted partners and community leaders at a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 21 for its new location in Marshfield, known as Mid-State on Central. 

Although Mid-State has served the Marshfield community for over 100 years and has a full campus on West 5th Street, the new location at 1619 N. Central Avenue in Marshfield will complement the College’s efforts to connect with and support its communities. 

According to Mid-State Dean of Admissions & Recruitment Jackie Esselman, the new site conveniently located in the Festival Foods shopping center will feature outreach activities for all, including businesses looking for customized training, high school students looking to start their educational path and community members interested in cooking and other continuing education for enrichment. 

"We’re so excited that the space features what we’re calling the “Cougar Corner," Esselman added. “The Cougar Corner will have programs to explore monthly and has a digital table with 55-inch display to explore opportunities. They can also use our new service called PathwayU, which allows students to take an assessment to identify skills and interests and find their true pathway to a career and even the Mid-State programming needed to get started.”

Attendees at the ribbon cutting learned about the project and had the opportunity to tour the new location as well as take a shuttle to tour Mid-State’s full-service campus in Marshfield on West 5th Street. Mocktails prepared by Culinary Art instructor Chef Ryan Petrouske rounded out the event.

“We wanted to remind people that we do have a campus here in the Marshfield area, not only to serve the city of Marshfield but the area communities,” said Mid-State’s president, Dr. Shelly Mondeik, about the origins of the new highly visible location. “We wanted to make sure that we are very much top of mind, because our vision at Mid-State is that when you think of education or you think of a need, we want you to think of Mid-State first.”

“How much more excited can you be?” said Marshfield Mayor Lois TeStrake. “Learning is the big thing that we can have in our life. The traffic—everything about this location—we couldn't ask for anything better.”

Mid-State on Central is now open to the community Wednesdays and Thursdays 12 – 7 p.m., Fridays 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. All are welcome to stop by to learn more about Mid-State’s many services and learning opportunities.

Those with questions about the location can email Jackie Esselman or call 715.422.5413.