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REI Hosts the Next Generation Workforce

On Wednesday, April 11th, students from Mosinee High School, D.C. Everest Senior High, Wausau West High School, Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School, and Newman Catholic High School visited REI Engineering, Inc. as part of Careers in Action (CIA) Day.

CIA Day is a program designed to give the next generation workforce a behind the scenes look at the local business world. It is a true model for REI’s desire for strong business and academic partnerships. It accomplishes the community issue of recruiting local talent and retaining them for our future.

At REI Engineering, the students explored careers in Civil Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Environmental/Safety Consulting, and Land Surveying through a series of learning station activities that included both discussion platforms and hands-on experience. The students also had the opportunity to ask REI professionals about their careers and learn more about local projects.

REI Engineering created three specific stations for the students to explore. The Civil Engineering and CADD exercise offered insight into the intricate activities involving the designing of a facility using CADD software and a storm water model. Students were able to use equipment used by Land Surveyors to find treats hidden on the property. Students also participated in a water sampling activity and tour of REI’s Emergency Response trailer directed by REI’s Environmental/Safety Team.