As I wrote last month, Mid-State Technical College celebrates its centennial birthday this year. We are 100 years old! It will be a celebration that lasts all year, and we hope you will participate in many events to celebrate this milestone in our history.
We are making plans for our Centennial Celebration at Marshfield Campus, and we can't imagine celebrating this milestone without you. Please consider this your official invitation to join us at Marshfield Campus from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Help us treasure our past and celebrate our future.
You will experience hands-on demonstrations in many of our program areas. For example, the emergency medical services, nursing, respiratory therapy and surgical technologist programs will offer interactive simulated activities. The welding area will feature stainless steel welding techniques in our recently renovated lab. Urban forestry students will be here to demonstrate their skills. Business and information technology programs will also have interesting hands-on activities for you to enjoy.
We hope you will attend our celebration to experience our specialized lab facilities and interactive demonstrations. Our positive environment is focused on student learning and the services needed to support learning. The use of technology is a significant component of a technical college education. Our specialized labs attempt to replicate the settings and equipment in which our graduates will work.
The programs that we offer at each of our campus locations are designed to meet the needs of employers in our communities. Each program is advised by a committee of employees and employers in the field. These advisory committees keep us well connected with the employers in our district. Each committee includes employees who work in the position for which we are training as well as individuals who supervise these employees. They provide up-to-date information on skills, techniques, and equipment that needs to be included in the curriculum.
If you are unable to attend our Marshfield Campus celebration, please consider attending one at another of our campus locations. These events will be Oct. 10 in Wisconsin Rapids, Nov. 5 in Adams and June 4 in Stevens Point. On these days, we will showcase our programs for high school students in the morning and celebrate with the community in a variety of afternoon and evening activities. Visit our website at www.mstc.edu/100years to learn details about each event.