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Choosing a career path isn't always easy or obvious. That's why administrators at the Career Academy on the BSC campus invite elementary school students to visit. Youngsters get hands-on experience in classes like welding and auto-collision.

Young people are always asked," what are you going to be when you grow up?" Some know right way, others need guidance. So, the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy decided to invite BPS students to experience hands-on activities like electronics, auto collision, and welding.

"They just have a great time here, typically they can't wait to get to these types of classes. Not only mine, but the others through out the building," says auto repair instructor Richard Bahm.

"We're happy that as students see these courses, that it will spark an interest that hopefully, in five to six years, we'll see them up here taking full courses as part of their normal class day," says assistant administrator Michael Gilbertson.

Jeanette Myhre fifth graders were allowed to pick from a short list, two classes they'd be interested in learning more about.

"Cuz, I think that building stuff would be really cool and I kinda wanted to follow, kinda, in my dad's footsteps because my dad, kinda, works on construction," says Stevie Berger.

"I couldn't really see anything but the sparks flying," says Tyray Little Thunder. "I wanted go and be, like, welding and work on auto parts."

Students taking classes at the Career Academy were able to give the instructors a hand with all the little eager minds.

"It's funny, though, because in the beginning they we're doing that with us. And now we're teaching these kids. It kinda shows, like my perspective at how much improvement we have, and it's pretty cool to see," says senior Ricardo Galindo.

More than 30 Jeanette Myhre fifth graders were able to learn something at the Career Academy.

Career Academy administrators say activities like this help shape students' futures, especially with the increasing demand for workers in the technical careers like building systems, welding, and digital design.

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