Around 350 area students will head to the Nicolet Campus today to learn about manufacturing careers.
8th graders from Tomahawk, Rhinelander, Northland Pines, Lac du Flambeau, Wabeno, AVW, Elcho, Crandon, Laona and Mercer are participating in the trip entitled, “the Heavy Metal Tour.”
Teri Phalin and admissions coordinator at Nicolet says, “It’s going to be a great event which will give students a solid understanding of possible careers in these fields and give them a good idea of the training necessary to qualify for these jobs.
In addition to touring Nicolet labs and classrooms the students will also visit a number of manufacturers in the Rhinelander area. Representatives from those companies will also give presentations at the campus on the many different career paths available.
To keep with the heavy metal theme, rock band Loose Change will perform for the students at lunch.