MARQUETTE — Visiting campuses is an important part of choosing a college or university, and the Jacobetti Complex at Northern Michigan University gave future students the chance to do just that.
Wednesday, the Jacobetti Complex hosted their third annual open house to give students the opportunity to meet faculty, tour the facilities and get a feel for what classes would be like. The facility has 24 programs that range from one to four years.
“Right now career and technical education and technology and engineering are just really hot careers out there,” said John Centko, Head of the Technology and Occupational Sciences Department, “We have significant job placement, high job placement for our graduates that are coming in for all of our programs. With our advisory committee groups, they’re challenging us to bring in more students because they need to hire more. There’s an aging population out there in the work force that’s leaving, and it’s just going to create more vacancies in the jobs out there. And that’s something that we’re really trying to do, is fill that pipeline as it gets greater.”
As a testament to how popular these programs are, over a hundred potential students arrived within the first few minutes! If you’d like more information on the Jacobetti Complex and the programs they offer, follow this link.