Cass Lake-Bena Freshmen Explore Career Paths at Northwest Technical College

Freshmen from Cass Lake-Bena High School explored career paths at Northwest Technical College on Dec. 2 as part of their career pathways program. Students were at NTC campus from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. where they learned about automotive, building trades, business, childcare and health and human services programs.

“The students will be choosing their career pathway for the next year and we get to help them see how education aligns to employment,” Darrin Strosahl, vice president of academic affairs at NTC, said.

Strosahl and other staff members welcomed the students and provided a brief presentation as students arrive.

Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit