MARQUETTE — Technical Jobs are in high demand, especially here in the U.P. and members of the technical field met to expose those jobs to students. The Career Technical Education Committee for Marquette and Alger Counties met today at Michigan Works in Marquette to discuss job opportunities for kids out of high school in the technical field.
“One of our real roles is trying to convince parents and grandparents that becoming a hands–on type career technician is a good career area. There’s a lot of good jobs statewide and plenty of them in the Upper Peninsula,” said Committee Chairman Stu Bradley.
Representatives from Eagle Mine and the Marquette Board of Light and Power were on hand to talk about internships, career days and more.
“Kids can be trained right out of high school and they would have no loan balance that they would have to pay off, student loans, but I think there are some good opportunities, but it just being able to allow kids to make good career decisions,” said Bradley.
They also talked about CTE magazine, which will be inserted in the Mining Journal on February 22.