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High school students from four states attend Northeast’s applied technology career day

High school students from four states attend Northeast’s applied technology career day
Jadon Wagner, a diversified manufacturing technology student from Winside, sets aside an aluminum chess piece crafted by the computer numerical control (CNC) machine behind him at Northeast Community College. Wagner was among Northeast students showcasing the College’s Applied Technology Division during a recent Career Day for high school students. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

NORFOLK, NE – Students from forty-eight high schools from four states had the opportunity recently to learn more about educational offerings in several technical fields. The students took part in Northeast Community College’s Applied Technology Career Day on the Norfolk campus.


Roger Walker, building construction instructor, shows high school students a cabinet door used on a piece equipment in Northeast Community College’s building construction lab. Walker was among Northeast instructors showcasing the College’s Applied Technology Division during a recent Career Day for high school students. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

Shanelle Grudzinski, interim dean of applied technology, said guests took part in tours of campus and saw students work in the College’s applied technology labs.
“This was a day of opportunities for students interested in technical fields and construction to learn more about different career options, as well as a chance to experience the latest technologies, tools, and techniques used in today’s high demand, high paying career fields. The nearly 260 students, counselors, parents and others took part in these activities in our state-of-the-art facilities.”
Sixty-seven percent of the students who pre-registered for the career day were high school juniors and seniors. One group of students from Hugo, CO, traveled 465-miles over
seven-and-half hours to attend the event.
Programs hosting students included: auto body technology, automotive technology, diesel technology, building construction, manufacturing, drafting, electrical construction and control, electromechanical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, utility line, welding, and wind energy technology.
Grudzinski said they also gave away four, $1,000 tuition waivers to four of the students at the end of the day.
Students from the following high schools attended Northeast Community College’s Applied Technology Career Day.
Nebraska: Ainsworth, Aurora, Battle Creek, Bloomfield, Boone Central, Burwell, Chambers, Clearwater-Orchard, Cody-Kilgore, Columbus Lakeview, Columbus Senior High, Concordia Lutheran, Creighton, David City Aquinas, David City High, Emerson-Hubbard, Fullerton, Hartington Cedar Catholic, Hartington-Newcastle, Homer, Humphrey High, Humphrey St. Francis, Hooper Logan View, Madison, Millard North,
Neligh-Oakdale, Newman Grove, Norfolk Senior High, Oakland-Craig, Omaha North, Osmond, Pierce, Plainview, Ponca, Raymond Central, Riverside, Scribner-Snyder, Stanton, Stuart, Wausa, West Point-Beemer, Winside, Wisner-Pilger, and York.
Colorado: Hugo.
Iowa: Sioux City East and West Harrison in Mondamin.
South Dakota: Avon.

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