Park./// it can be hard for high schoolers to decide what they should do after graduation... and to help alleviate that stress... the southeastern minnesota building and construction trades council is teaming up with rochester community and technical college to show high school students they don't have to attend college to have a career.
Inside rochester's century high school... students were able to get a firstáhand look at skills like carpentry and welding... both career fields that nate o'reilly says do not require a fourá year degree.
He's the president of the construction trades council and says not every student can afford to go to college.
He adds there will always be a demand for tradesmen.
There's still a need... a great demand actually for skilled tradesmen to build the buildings and build the bridges and build our infrastructur e around us.
If students at the event were 17 or older á they could apply for an apprenticeship with some of the organizations onáhand.
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