Sixty seniors from Ogallala and Paxton high schools participated in the recent EXCEL Tours (Exploring Career and Education Locally) presented by Keith County Area Development, in partnership with Mid-Plains Community College and local businesses. The students toured Pinnacle Bank, Erthum's Heating & Cooling, Davis Land Investments, and 21st Century Equipment. While on the tour, students were able to get hands on experience working with sheet metal, observe the operations of a bank, gain knowledge of general contracting and the process of construction, and were exposed to a new side of agriculture and the technology that drives it. Members of the Family Medical Center team also spoke with the students about the career paths available in-regards to nursing, medical coding, & medical assisting, especially as they relate to rural practice.
After the business tours, students then met at the MPCC Ogallala Campus for lunch and an inside look at the programs MPCC offers, as well as financial aid opportunities.
A huge thank you to our participating businesses and students! To be a part of EXCEL in the future, contact Sadie at 308-284-6623 or firstname.lastname@example.org