Manufacturing and Tech

2018-2019 Program Snapshot

CAREERS/ COMMUNICATIONS • DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY & BLUE PRINT • CAD/CAM

Health and Human Service

2018-2019 Program Snapshot

CAREERS/COMMUNICATION • CNA/EMT CERTIFICATIONS • HUMAN ANATOMY • HEALTH CARE CORE CURRICULUM • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY • NUTRITION •
BIO CHEMISTRY/GENETICS

Preparing our students for their future career…
Helping provide a skilled workforce for our local businesses.

The REACH INITIATIVE is designed to address the growing gap between employer needs and worker skills, ensuring that students will complete degree or certificate programs in areas where they will have meaningful employment options. REACH began the fall of 2017 with 30 juniors in manufacturing at Winona Senior High School and has since expanded to include more schools and focus careers. These students spend their final two years of high school taking classes focused on both job-specific skills and personal development, visiting and learning about Winona companies and opportunities, and earning the degrees and certificates they’ll need to fill those jobs.

REACH is designed to provide students training and experiences that go beyond academics, focusing on work ready soft skills, life skills, and personal character. REACH students experience first hand the necessary workplace skills they will need in a business setting. The goal is to get REACH students excited about potential careers in areas of high need for local businesses. The current focus for REACH skills training are in manufacturing, trades, healthcare and human services.

Program objectives:

  • Give students first-hand experience of the work environment.
  • Provide an opportunity to apply knowledge, skill sets, and techniques that they have gained from the classroom in real life situations.
  • Gain work experience in relevant fields.
  • Allow students to adapt effectively to future employment.
  • Develop characteristics of a good work ethic.
  • Expand students’ network of contacts.
  • Practice business etiquette.

REACH is a program of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education Network, in collaboration with local high schools, Minnesota State College Southeast, Winona State University, Saint Mary’s University, and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. REACH is made possible through the financial support of these sponsors and donors.