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Local students learn about technical careers

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) — Cashton and Bangor eighth graders got a head start on their potential future careers in a career challenge at Western Technical College.

They focused on teamwork and communication while learning about technical professions like fire protection, early childhood education and welding. The students welded name-tags and learned about programs offered.

“They help us with our buildings and our sewage systems and other things,” Bangor eighth-grader Garrett Brennan said. “Like what we eat because people need to build that to house the animals.”

The “challenge” aspect was a competition between groups as they designed and manufactured products from the tech field.

Facilitators said around 96 students took part.

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Marcus Aarsvold

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