ARTS, COMMUNICATION, & INFORMATION
Arts, audio/video technology, and communications workers use creativity and their talents on the job. You might work for an audience as a performer or artist. This includes painters, dancers, sculptors, actors, and singers. Or, you might work behind the scenes to make a performance successful. This includes set designers, editors, broadcast technicians, and camera operators.
Some audio/video technology and communications workers have high-profile jobs. For example, you might work as a news reporter or fashion designer. Or, you might use your creative talents with technology and work as an animator, graphic designer, or film editor.
Annandale School District
Buffalo - Hanover - Montrose School District
Dassel - Cokato School District
Delano School District
Howard Lake - Waverly - Winsted School District
Maple Lake School District
Monticello School District
Rockford School District
St. Michael - Albertville School District
Wright Tech Center
The Wright Technical Center is a cooperative public high school established in 1972 to provide instruction in career, technical and alternative education. The WTC services eight member school districts in both Wright and Sherburne counties. The eight local districts include: Annandale, Big Lake, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, Delano, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Maple Lake, Monticello, and St. Michael-Albertville. The WTC provides students with fourteen different career and technical program choices to meet their needs, skills and career interests.
This program is designed to give the students an overview of the graphic communications industry. Students will learn the basic elements of printing and publishing careers, including Adobe illustrator and photoshop, computer illustration, layout and design, digital photography and screen printing.
Pathways in Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Audio and Video Technology and Film Pathway
The audio and video technology and film pathway includes occupations that manufacture, sell, rent, design, install, integrate, operate, and repair the equipment of audio-visual communications. Includes the presentation of sound, video and data in such venues as offices, convention centers, classrooms, theme parks and stadiums. Also includes workers who edit film and video.
Journalism and Broadcasting Pathway
The journalism and broadcasting pathway includes workers who research, write or produce news stories or broadcasts, or present commentaries. Workers also include those involved in publishing and writing. Includes occupations that install, repair and operate digital or electronic equipment used to record and transmit radio or television programs and motion pictures.
Performing Arts Pathway
The performing arts pathway includes occupations involved in the creation, development and production of theatrical and musical performances. Includes workers at practice halls, studios and performance venues.
More Information: Performing Arts Pathway | Minnesota State CAREERwise (minnstate.edu)
Printing Technology Pathway
The printing technology pathway includes occupations involved in prepress, press and binding, or post-press processes. Workers might transform text and pictures for printing plates, or use digital technology for graphics, layout or printing. Includes operating and maintaining equipment or computers used in printing process.
More Information: Printing Technology Pathway | Minnesota State CAREERwise (minnstate.edu)
The telecommunications pathway includes occupations involved in the interaction between computer and communications equipment. Includes workers who install or repair data, graphics, video and digital equipment.
More Information: Telecommunications Pathway | Minnesota State CAREERwise (minnstate.edu)
Visual Arts Pathway
The visual arts pathway includes occupations involved in artistic creation through painting, sculpting, illustrating, fashion, or floral design, and the use of an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, photography, plaster, clay, textiles, plants, and computers.
More Information: Visual Arts Pathway | Minnesota State CAREERwise (minnstate.edu)
Education & Training
A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation.
With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online , Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)
St. Cloud Technical & Community College
St. Cloud Technical & Community College is located in the heart of Central Minnesota. Founded in 1948, SCTCC offers programs of study that lead directly to employment opportunities in the region as well as transfer options to four-year universities and colleges to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Nearly 5,600 students are enrolled in credit-based classes annually. More than 70% of the student population comes from the surrounding six counties, with the remaining students hailing from around the globe. More than 96% of the College’s graduates find employment in their fields of study or successfully transferred to another college or university to continue their education.
University of Minnesota
At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.
COMPANIES HIRING IN WRIGHT COUNTY
Other Employment Search Resources
MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.
Job seekers can post up to five resumes to be searched by employers. They can also search for job openings and be contacted by e-mail when new job postings meeting their search criteria are found by the system.
Employers can post job openings. They can also search for job candidates, recruit job seekers online, and elect to receive emails when new resumes are found that match their requirements.
MinnesotaWorks.net is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. For more information about DEED, please visit http://mn.gov/deed.
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