High School Career Fair Stresses Link Between Education, Local Industries

The pipeline between school and work was the focus Friday, when Antigo High School held its annual career fair.

The morning activity drew a number of local and regional businesses, including several new entries, to the commons for visits by Antigo High School students interested in carving career paths.

This is a great event that continues to grow with our partnerships between local business and industries and our school district, Josh Zalewski, CTE instructor/department chair and Education for Employment coordinator, said. Our students experienced career opportunities from over 20 local business and industry leaders in all types of high demand fields from banking to manufacturing.

There were excellent presentations and display from local businesses, great samples of Sartori cheese and Nueske’s meats, and plenty of pens to snag from the various booths.

Brickner’s of Antigo brought the popular simulator, with students facing off on tire-changing skills, and Mike Dietrich of Lab Midwest, a new exhibitor, brought a full-scale heavy equipment simulator among others.

Other businesses, organizations and industries represented included:  Zelazoski Wood Products, Waukesha Bearings, Johnson Electric, Innovative Industries, CoVantage Credit Union, Kretz Lumber, Merit Gear, Volm/Plaspack, Northcentral Technical College, The City of Antigo, Langlade County Economic Development Corporation, Antigo Police and Fire Departments, various military U.S. Army, Marines and National Guard, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, Agra Industries, Ag Source Labs, and Robbins Flooring.

Source: Antigo Daily Journal