LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Hundreds of local Middle School students had a chance to start thinking and learning about their future career options Wednesday.

The La Crosse Choices Task Force teamed up with local employers to put on a Career Day for 8th graders at Western Technical College.

Students could choose from a variety of career workshops to attend. They were also able to go to a high school opportunities presentation.

Organizers say even though the students still have four years before college, it's never too early to start helping them plan.

"This is a great way to start them to plant the seed in thinking about what they might want to do after high school and then taking those opportunities and taking the appropriate classes that might lead the way they want to go career wise or college wise," said Logan Middle School Counselor Meredith Tomesch.  

There were about 50 presenters at the career day. More than 700 8th graders attended from the four middle schools in La Crosse as well as Onalaska middle schools.