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REI Engineering hosts the next generation workforce

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WAUSAU – On April 10, students from Mosinee, Newman Catholic, Marathon and Edgar high schools visited REI Engineering, Inc. as part of Careers in Action Day.

REI’s Josh Prentice teaches students to use Land Surveying equipment to find hidden treasures around the property. Photo courtesy REI.

CIA Day is a program designed to give the next generation workforce a behind the scenes look at the local business world. It accomplishes the community issue of recruiting local talent and retaining them for our future.

At REI Engineering, the students explored careers in civil engineering, computer aided design and drafting (CADD), environmental/safety consulting and land surveying through a series of learning station activities that included both discussion platforms and hands-on experience. The students also had the opportunity to ask REI professionals about their careers and learn more about local projects.

The civil engineering and CADD exercise offered insight into the intricate activities involving the designing of a facility using CADD software. Students were able to use equipment used by land surveyors to find treats hidden on the property. Students also participated in a water sampling activity and tour of REI’s emergency response trailer directed by REI’s environmental/safety team.

Feature photo: Students participate in a water sampling simulation to learn about environmental services as part of CIA Day. Photo courtesy REI.

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