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8th graders gain insight into a variety of careers

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Area 8th graders got a head start on planning for their futures.

More than 1000 of them took part in a career fair Wednesday, hosted by Northcentral Technical College.

Dozens of business representatives from around Marathon County were there, including WAOW-TV.

Students asked questions and get a better idea of what certain jobs are really like.

Leslie Fischer/NTC Career Prep Coordinator: "This just gets them to start thinking about the different opportunities in this area, and then when they get into high school, they can start thinking about coursework that maybe fits their interests and their skill levels, so that they're prepared when they graduate to go into or pursue whatever field they're interested in."

Students were able to talk to representatives from nearly 70 different vendors.

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