Made in Owatonna Day will Focus on Healthcare Thursday
About 70 Owatonna students will learn about local career opportunities in health care during the third "Made in Owatonna" day of the school year, sponsored by Bosch.
The activity is coordinated by Owatonna High School, the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement and the United Way. Students from the Alternative Learning Center and CHOICE Tech Academy charter school also will take part.
Participating students have expressed an interest in health care fields. Some are involved in the Options program at the high school or take personal finance class. The students will gather in the small group forum on Thursday, April 21, for presentations from Owatonna Chamber president Jennifer Libby, school board member Lori Weisenburger and Dr. Mike Peterson from McGregor Chiropractic.
Students will then bus to Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna for tours of the clinic and hospital. A number of career health care workers will make presentations to the group.
Made in Owatonna days earlier this school year focused on manufacturing and agriculture. Val Rose of the Owatonna High School Options program told KRFO Radio that the goal of the program, sponsored by Bosch, is to show students the career opportunities that exist in Owatonna for them to consider after their post-secondary education.