AITKIN CAREER FAIR
By: Kari Paulsen, October 12, 2018
Aitkin High School was full of excitement during a career fair featuring 42 businesses and 11 colleges on Wednesday, October 3.
Students, teachers, parents, and the public were able to interact at booths presented by both local and regional employers. Planners of the career fair wanted to expose students to careers that are in demand locally. Over 600 students from McGregor and Aitkin School districts attended the fair and visited with employment representatives. Youth learned about careers by participating in several hands on activities, ranging from union trades to nursing care. Read more...
YOUTH DAY AT POSITIVE ENERGY OUTDOORS
By: Rita Olness, June 5, 2018
On a beautiful summer day, twenty students and seven staff members from the NE MN Office of Job Training attended a training day on June 5, 2018, at Positive Energy Outdoors near Fredenberg Lake north of Duluth. Students from Wrenshall, Cromwell, Proctor, Saginaw, and Virginia traveled to Positive Energy Outdoors to participate in numerous outdoor activities such as driving a team of horses, climbing a rock wall, and canoeing across the lake. While enjoying the day outdoors, students had the opportunity to learn about the value of safety, teamwork, communication, and accountability and responsibility through their own personal experiences and the Positive Energy outdoor leadership team's activity discussions. Read more ...
YOUTH TRAINING DAY AT THE CLOQUET FORESTRY CENTER
By: Rita Olness, June 12, 2017
On a gorgeous, northern Minnesota June day, eleven area youth ranging in age from 15 to 21 started their summer youth work experience with the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training by participating in a Youth Training Day held at the Cloquet Forestry Center. The primary focus of the day was to prepare students for work by helping them understand the skills needed to be safe, successful employees. Read more . . .