Thousands of high school students stopped in La Crosse Thursday to attend the annual Career Expo.

About 2,000 high school juniors from 20 area schools attended the event at the La Crosse Center. They learned about different careers through breakout sessions lead by local businesses.

Organizers say the event is a great chance for these students to find a career they could love.

"They're able to find out different pathways to get there, and find out what they could do. And if their interests are in healthcare, it doesn't just mean being a doctor or a nurse. There's other things they can do,” said Western technical College Director of Recruitment and k-12 Relations Deb Hether.

The students could also participate in  the Wisconsin Education Fair at Thursday's event. More than 100 universities and colleges were in attendance.

The event is sponsored by Western Technical College, local school districts, Junior Achievement, and the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce.