Alexandria Technical and Community College and Talon Innovations hosted Osakis High School students Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The students were given a walk-through presentation of manufacturing and construction careers.

During a tour of the college, students were able to visit with instructors and students in the manufacturing, construction,transportation and mechanics divisions, and learn about programs within those divisions:

  • Carpentry.

  • Diesel mechanics

  • Machine tool technology.

  • Marine, motorcycle and [owersports technician.

  • Mechanical drafting, design and engineering.

  • Mechatronics.

  • Professional truck driver.

  • Welding technology.

The event was an opportunity for students to explore the region’s advanced manufacturing facilities.

“They not only had a unique chance to explore the workplace setting, they were also given the option to consider the educational programs that can lead to careers in those businesses,” said Lynn Arnquist, director of admissions and recruitment at the ATCC.

The college and participating businesses worked together to provide students with information about how to make informed decisions about their futures.