Whether you or your child is exploring career options, the Door County Economic Development Corporation is trying to help you learn your options. The DCEDC is part of an open house on September 29th and career labs on September 30th and October 1st. This is a change from previous years when the DCEDC traditionally celebrated Manufacturing Day by offering manufacturing facility tours to 6th and 11th graders. To broaden outreach and engagement, the DCEDC worked with Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College to make a bigger event.
On September 29th, NWTC will open its university to the public and display some of the stem programs that they offer. This is a way to help students learn about NWTC and explore possible careers. On September 30th, there will be a career lab for everyone at the NWTC Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay. Director of Business Development at the DCEDC, Julie Schmelzer, says it’s part of their revamped focus on northern Door County.
The career lab is done in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, which will be making the trip in their mobile career lab van. On October 1st, they will do a career lab in Sturgeon Bay.