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Verndale High School students visit Alexandria Tech

Verndale High School students learned about various technical trades during a visit to Alexandria Tech. Submitted photo

Alexandria Technical & Community College (ATCC) and FORCE America hosted Verndale high school students Feb. 28. The high school students were given a walk-through presentation of manufacturing and construction careers.

This event is an opportunity for students to explore the distinct environments of the region's advanced manufacturing facilities. Students have a chance to explore the workplace setting and are also given the option to consider the educational programs that can lead to careers in those businesses. ATCC and participating businesses work together to provide students with information that helps them make informed decisions about their futures.

During the Alexandria Technical & Community College tour, students were able to visit with instructors and students in the manufacturing, construction and mechanic/technician divisions and learn about programs within those divisions:

• Carpentry

• Diesel mechanics

• Machine tool technology

• Marine, motorcycle and powersports technician

• Mechanical drafting, design and engineering

• Mechatronics

• Truck driving

• Welding technology