Hundreds of future and potential students explored the opportunities available at CVTC during the Spring Open House Tuesday, April 2.
The event featured information from all of CVTC’s program areas and tours of the Business Education and Health Education centers.
Many of the people attending had already decided to choose CVTC to further their education, while others were just exploring.
“I’m just kind of looking around right now,” said Jon Koshen, 17, or River Falls, who came with his father, Jim.
“He was interested in what the technical college had to offer. I had a positive experience when I was here,” said Jim, who studied auto mechanics here before switching to marketing.
Jon hasn’t decided what program he’d like to pursue, but noted he’s leaning toward a technical college, for its faster path into the job market and affordability.
Tyler Demulling came to CVTC with his parents from Medford to find out more, but he’s already decided to choose CVTC. He’s excited about the Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Products program.
“I took small engines (class) in high school. It’s hands-on and it’s fun taking things apart and seeing how they work,” he said.
Dawn Nicolai of Chippewa Falls has a job now, but she’s interested in going back to school and exploring broader opportunities.
“What I’m doing now is not what I expected, and I’m getting older,” she said. “I’m looking for something in a different direction, and the possibility of running my own business.”
She was looking into Business Management and Marketing programs.
The annual event was held in the commons area of BEC, with many participants taking the opportunity to explore other parts of the facility.