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Students learn hands-on at 3M Cottage Grove Career Day

Students from District 833 learned about a variety of career options at 3M Cottage Grove’s annual career day on Nov. 8. Nearly 150 students from East Ridge, Park, South Washington Alternative and Woodbury high schools took part in the day-long event that took place at the large facility on the Mississippi River.  

The students heard from more than two dozen 3M staff members including chemical, mechanical and manufacturing engineers along with human resources and marketing representatives. Each employee explained their career and educational pathways, job responsibilities, and school and work success.

“It is important for our students to get a sense of what career options are out there, and how the work they do in school can be a foundation for their life-long success,” said Jodi Witte, who co-organized this year’s event.

Students also learned about the process that goes into making many of 3M’s popular products. One student said they were surprised by the amount of people, time and effort it takes to make something as simple as tape.

“We are grateful that 3M Cottage Grove supports education in our community and invests in our schools,” said Sue McKeown, who co-organized the event with Witte. 

This was District 833’s sixth year participating in the career day. Students from Totino-Grace High School in Fridley also took part.

East Ridge students at 3M Cottage Grove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park students at 3M Cottage Grove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWAHS students at 3M Cottage Grove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodbury High School students at 3M Cottage Grove