HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Montana State University-Northern is set to host the 12th Annual TekNoXpo this coming Thursday, with this edition looking to be the largest yet.
Holly Haas of Montana Career Pathways says this free event allows prospective students to get a glimpse at potential career paths in fields including agriculture, nursing, automotive and civil engineering.
“(Students) are going to get a hands-on day of what they are going to be doing, what they could be seeing in the classroom and in the field when they complete a degree here, with the career track that they choose,” Haas says.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 319 high school juniors and seniors had already signed up, well exceeding the six-year average of 156. Haas says moving the TekNoXpo from the spring to the fall reduced conflicts for those interested in the event.
“And it seems to have worked because the travel budget hasn’t been used up for schools yet, and it works out for sports as well,” Haas says. “There’s a lot of state competitions (in the fall). You have SkillsUSA, you FFA, you have BPA that are going on.”
Haas says students are being bussed in from all across the state, and they will be accepting walk-ins the morning of the event for three of the four career paths, with the nursing group having exceeded capacity.
TekNoXpo stands for technology, knowledge, and exposition. For more information, visit the event website or contact Haas at 265-3723.