Friday, 01 April 2016 09:16

Southeast Technical Transportation Programs Career Night held in March on MN campus

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Auto Body Instructor, Tom Brandt, assisting during career night


In March, Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical’s Transportation Programs offered a career night on its Winona, MN campus. It was an opportunity for students, college instructors, employers, and job-seekers to gather in the Norman P. Abts Transportation Center for networking and hands-on experiences.

Prospective students could check out a modern semi-tractor inside and out, see the working parts of automobiles, and experience automotive paint spraying first-hand.

Southeast Technical offers four college programs in the transportation field: Auto Body Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Diesel Maintenance Technician, and Truck Driving. These programs offer certificates, diplomas, and degrees that can lead directly to high-paying, high-growth occupations.

“Career Night was designed to be more than an open house to showcase our facilities,” said Auto Body Collision Technology instructor Tom Brandt. “Industry representatives from all the transportation fields were on-hand to talk with about career options and opportunities in these high-demand job markets. They were there to give current and future students a realistic idea of what transportation careers are like in the workforce.”


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Students had the opportunity to see the working parts of automobiles during a career night held in March


College student services staff were also available to assist students in applying for admission to Southeast Technical and explain options for paying for college. Of special interest is the new Minnesota State Occupational Grant Program, which may make up to two years of tech college available tuition-free to qualifying students now in the high school class of 2016. Students must be Minnesota residents and family income must be less than $90,000.

Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical is a two-year public, non-profit institution that provides its students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will need for a lifetime of learning. With more than 30 programs of study and 90 degree, diploma, and certificate options, students are prepared to launch a career in a technical or trade field as soon as they graduate. Southeast Technical is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu