Once again, Northwood Technical College in Rice Lake is partnering with Push, Incorporated to hold a ‘Hands-on Skills Day’ event on Thursday, May 5 focused on career paths and jobs available within the Utility Service Industry. However, this year, the Hands-on Skills Day’ is a ‘targeted toward schools to register their students in grades 9-12. By attending this event, students will be able to participate in a hands-on learning and gain on-the-job skills experience. Students will be exploring the variety of trades under the construction career umbrella to assist them in determining which trades are the best match for their individual aptitudes, skills, and interests. Students will learn about the education programs that Northwood Tech offers that match with a variety of trades and discuss the importance an apprenticeship can play in gaining experience while working in their chosen trade.

This Hands-on Skills Day event is meant for students to explore technical college programming and future employment options at PUSH, Inc. using the guides listed below as the proposed outcomes for the knowledge students gain from this event:

  • Find the construction trade to best fit your skillset, aptitude, and interest.
  • Reinforce or introduce basic skills common to utility construction trades.
  • Enhance your confidence of your abilities through hands-on activities.
  • Provide a first-hand experience of working in the utility construction industry.

For schools interested in attending this event, information and a link to register your students is available by visiting here. Schools that register by April 15 will get free t-shirts for their students attending the ‘Hands-on Skills Day’.


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A nationally top-ranked college and a designated Silver 2022-23 Military Friendly School, Northwood Tech serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, Northwood Tech offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. Northwood Tech is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org). For more information, call 800.243.9482 or visit northwoodtech.edu. Northwood Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.


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