LACROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The 21st annual 8th grade career day was held at Western Technical College on Wednesday.
Around 700 8th grade students from Lincoln, Longfellow, Logan, and Onalaska were in attendance. Students were able to attend three career presentations of their choice put on by more than 70 area businesses. The professionals talked to students about their career as well as the education and training necessary to reach their career goals.
Annette O'Hern, who is the Career and Technical Education Coordinator for the La Crosse School District, says, "This is an opportunity for our eighth graders to really start thinking about being career and college ready. Very soon, they'll be registering for classes at their high schools and so this gives them an opportunity to listen to professionals in the business community and to really go and explore the possibility of what types of careers are out there and what they might be interested in."
Local high school students were also on hand to talk about how high school can help plan your career path by the classes and extra activities they choose to take.
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