Over 1,000 Northland students explore educational paths

By KBJR News 1

October 30, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- More than 1,000 10th and 11th graders from across the Northland gathered at the DECC in Duluth on Tuesday for an event that gave them the opportunity to learn about potential career and educational paths through hands on learning and interactions with professionals from different industries.

Leaders of the "Pathway to Careers" started out with an inspirational message, then gave students the rest of the day to wander among workshops of their choice.

Directors of the Advanced Minnesota of the Northeast Higher Education District say educating our youth is the way to a bright future.

"Our future of our economy depends on workforce development, and it depends on a lot of young human capitol knowing what resources they have. And so, first and foremost is letting students know at an early age, 10th and 11th graders are here today, letting them know at an early age what's out there," said Trent Janezich of Advanced MN Higher Education.

The exhibit hall offered more than 60 different interactive exhibits, with subject areas ranging from healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, public service and education, to business and finance, technology and communication.

Elsa Robins