A Student's View: Consider a technical college
Becca Keller wants high school students to know that going to a technical college is a great option. It’s working for her.
As the new Chippewa Valley Technical College Student Ambassador, Keller is ready to give students a first-hand account as she promotes the college. She said her goal is to represent the student perspective and encourage high school students to consider technical college.
“I would like to be able to get the word out about the option of going to CVTC,” she said. “Lots of students, when they are looking for places to go to college, investigate different universities rather than technical college. I love working with potential students and encouraging them to choose CVTC as their future college.”
Keller started taking classes at CVTC through River Falls high school a couple years ago. After high school, she set her sights on the Physical Therapist Assistant program.
“As the semester continued, I looked for new ways to get involved in different functions and activities that happen at CVTC,” she said. “I have had such a great experience with CVTC in my journey and would love to share this experience and information with more people.”
As a first-year student at CVTC, Keller has tips for students as they plan their post-secondary educational journey.
Go to college recruiting events. “It’s a great way for potential students to learn about what each college has to offer. CVTC offers spring and fall open houses where all programs (more than 120) are represented so people can ask questions and figure out their interests.”
See what technical colleges have to offer. “There are so many people available to answer questions, give tours of spaces, show off technology and help start the college journey.”
Once you choose CVTC, get involved! “CVTC offers a wide variety of activities on campus and even off campus such as corn hole in the commons, bingo before spring break and muffins on Tuesdays throughout the year,” she said. “There are also support options to help students with their program like academic help, study spaces, and peer tutoring.”
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