Cadott High Students Study Chippewa Valley Careers

18 Apr 2022

News, Chippewa County

To increase awareness about the benefits of working in the trades, CEDC continues to collaborate with our local schools. We were pleased to assist Cadott with their Career Expo in early April. Through our many Business Expansion And Retention (BEAR) visits, we know the importance of skilled trades. These jobs vary from mechanics to construction workers, from welders to hairstylists, and are a critical component of our labor force. For years, interest in these skill trade jobs has continued to decline – in part because of the continued push by parents, teachers, and student peer groups to go to a university and get that four year degree.

CEDC investors and stakeholders throughout the Chippewa Valley gathered in the gym at Cadott High School for one reason – to educate CHS students that the skilled trades are a worthy option for them.  These companies are major employers in our community and understand the importance of promoting and educating the public on the need for trade workers. Collaborating with local trade businesses is the only way to change the perception of the trades within our local education system.

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