Wayzata High School Hosts Career and Technical Education Fair
A four-year degree isn’t for everyone, which is why Wayzata High School wanted to present students with some different options.
Wayzata hosted its third annual Career and Technical Education Fair on Wednesday. Students could interact with more than 50 different vendors; from community colleges, area businesses, trade schools and labor unions. Trade schools and skilled labor unions have reported a labor shortage, which could work in graduates’ favor.
“With students, they think that they need a four-year degree to have a better-paying job, and sometimes there’s more graduates who have those four-year degrees and they’re all going after these same jobs,” said Angie Pederson of Alexandria Technical & Community College. “Where students who are going into a technical field, they have those work-ready skills and they’re ready to hit the workforce, and that’s where the jobs are right now.”
Wayzata invited students to come back to the career and technical education fair in the evening. Then, they can explore different options with their parents.