Cordova Cooler prize donated by Avantech.

A rotationally molded Cordova Cooler donated by Avantech was the main prize for the Bridges Career Academy Career Exploration Day.

Sponsored by Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection (, the annual “Career Exploration Day” event exposes high school students to career opportunities in the Brainerd Lakes Area. This year, over 2,800 students attended the event, which was held at Central Lakes College on March 3rd.

Avantech is a founding partner of the Bridges Career Academies and, along with other Brainerd Lakes-area manufacturers, is a perennial sponsor and exhibitor at Career Exploration Day. This year, Avantech donated a rotationally molded Cordova Cooler as the main prize awarded to one lucky student attending the event.

Above photo: Kyle Skeim (Crosby-Ironton High School sophomore) receives his Cordova Cooler from Nickie Doyle (Crosby-Ironton High School Counselor) and Steve Lackner (Avantech Human Resources Manager).