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Exploring 21st Century Career Opportunities on the Heavy Metal Tour

Eighth grade students from D.C. Everest Junior High joined approximately 1,800 students from area schools on the 8th Annual Heavy Metal Tour. The event provides students with an opportunity to explore education and career opportunities in welding, fabricating, machining, engineering, computing and manufacturing trades by visiting NTC and local state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. When touring the facilities, students met with subject matter experts, saw firsthand the latest technologies employed in manufacturing and learned more about the diversity of high-demand career options in these fields.

The DCE students visited Arow Global, Crystal Finishing Systems, G3 Industries, Imperial Industries, L & S Electric, Schuette Metals, Siemens, Sulzer Machine and Manufacturing and Woods Equipment.

The event was sponsored by the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Nicolet Area Technical College, Northcentral Technical College, Mid State Technical College and the Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance.  

Local manufacturers raised funds to help offset the cost of this event, including Applied Laser Technologies, Crystal Finishing Systems, G3 Industries, Gordan Aluminum, Greenheck, Imperial Industries, Jarp Industries, J&D Tube Benders, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork, Lange Machine, Merrill Steel, Norlen Inc., Northwest Tool, Schuette Metals, and Wausau Window and Wall.  Partner organizations include Grow North Regional Economic Development Organization, Centergy, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry and McDevco/Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.

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students touring manufacturer

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students at a manufacturing company