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Northcentral Technical College Highlights Student WorkSubmitted: 12/11/2012
Story By Lex Gray

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WAUSAU - When you were a kid, your parents probably put your best school work up on the fridge for everyone to see.

Adult students don't get many chances to show off their best work - especially when that work is welding, mechanical design, or air conditioning service.

But Tuesday night, Northcentral Technical college hosted a student showcase so their technical and trades students could show the community what they do.

Associate dean Greg Cisewski said the showcase brings in prospective students and employers.

"Right now, our industry in our greater Wausau area and the whole state is really pacing the nation in manufacturing," he said. "All our industry partners are telling us they need more [employees], so we're trying to work and educate new employees to go out and help meet the demands that they have."

Two welding students were hired on the spot at last year's showcase.

Ken Gillespie is a machine tools techniques student graduating in May.

He said this event and the school's reputation will help in the job search.

"It's a good way to get employers in to see what kind of work you're capable of and see how you work and how you interact with other people," Gillespie said. "There are jobs all over the country and all over the world as well. So I'm not worried about getting a job at all."

NTC reports that last year, 92 percent of machine tools students had a job within six months of graduating.

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