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Education Briefs for Oct. 23

YMIC has fifth annual Business Tour Day

The Yellow Medicine Integration Collaborative comprised of six area school districts including Canby Public High School, Dawson-Boyd High School, Lakeview Secondary School, Minneota High School, Renville County West, and Yellow Medicine East, in partnership with the SW MN Private Industry Council hosted their fifth annual local Business Day Oct. 9 in Marshall in which 289 juniors participated.

“There are incredible employment and training opportunities in rural Minnesota, unfortunately many students and their families are not aware of them,” said Eriann Faris, youth program manager. “It is critical to engage and retain our future workforce and develop the skills and leadership which will allow our economy to move forward.”

Prior to the business tour, the students visited the college fair hosted by Southwest Minnesota State University at the Red Baron Arena & Event Center.

To finish out the day more than 20 participating Marshall employers highlighted the career opportunities which exist in our region. These employers included: Action Manufacturing, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland, MN Department of Transportation, Carlson and Stewart Refrigeration, The Schwan Food Company, Kibble Equipment, North Central International Trucking, U.S. Bank Corporation, Bremer Bank, Western Mental Health, SMOC Family Planning, the city of Marshall Police Department, Southwest Health & Human Services, Heritage Point Senior Living, The Escape Spa, Investor’s Choice, Southwest Minnesota State University’s Information Technology Department, Mainstay Café, Avera Marshall, Big Stone Therapies, the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative and the Marshall National Guard. Lastly, the Marshall National Guard Armory provided students lunch at its location in Marshall.

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