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Students Invited to Explore Career Prep Programs and Local Opportunities

High school students interested in getting a head start on careers and college may learn how by attending Connect with Tech Night on Wednesday, January 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) located at 200 Harvey Street in Muskegon. Teens are encouraged to connect with one of the 15 career-related programs that matches their college and/or career interests. Employers participating in the MACTC’s Modern Manufacturing Career Fair will also be on site to discuss career opportunities.

Students of all ages, and their families, are invited to explore careers in healthcare, engineering, criminal justice, graphic arts, hospitality and tourism, veterinary sciences, and more. Guests may also meet instructors and current students, take part in hands-on demonstrations, talk to local manufacturing employers, meet with college and armed forces representatives, enter to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards donated by local employers, and meet Rachael Gray from the 105.3 Hot FM Morning Show! Interested sophomores and juniors can even fill out 2019/20 registration forms on-site.

“This is the third year we have hosted Connect with Tech,” said Student Outreach Specialist Stephanie Hoekenga. “It’s a great opportunity for students who took part in our sophomore tours in December to show their parents and siblings what program they want to attend next fall.”

During the day, local manufacturing companies including ADAC, Arconic, BASF, CWC Textron, DeWys Manufacturing, Epi Breads, Herman Miller, Hilite International, Michigan Spring and Stamping, Motion Dynamics Corp., Northern Machine Tool, Nowak Machined Products, Port City Group, Scherdel Sales and Technology, Inc., Shape Corp, Structural Concepts, Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company, and Transfer Tool Products will have booths on-site for the MACTC’s Modern Manufacturing Career Day. The majority will also be at Connect with Tech to speak with parents and teens about career opportunities in their industry.

To learn more about Connect with Tech Night and the 15 career programs offered at the MACTC, visit muskegoncareertech.com or call Stephanie Hoekenga at 231-767-3613.


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College reps, like this one from Ferris State University, will be present at this year’s Connect with Tech Night.

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Army representatives speak with guests during Connect with Tech Night 2018.

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Instructor Shannon Rowley (right) and Health Science Academy students Leah Foster (Fruitport) and Ashlyn Lane (Western Michigan Christian) speak to guests during last year’s Connect with Tech Night.

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Student Leadership Team members like last year’s Raylynn Delo (Ravenna), Noah Sweet (Oakridge), and Makenna Stanley (Whitehall) will again be on site to assist prospective students with enrollment forms.

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Career Tech Centers students speak with employees of Michigan Spring and Stamping during Modern Manufacturing Day 2018.

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