MiCareerQuest Northwest Offers Hands-On, Local Career Exploration

Hands on career and college readiness.

High school kids have a lot of soul-searching and strategizing to do when it comes to their potential careers. But all that planning doesn’t have to be done with only the internet for help.

MiCareerQuest Northwest is an opportunity on May 22 in Traverse City to touch the tools and technologies of the trade and meet professionals already in local fields.

Northwest Michigan Works’ Terry Vandercook says the expo targets ninth grade students to help them get a feel for what they want to do.

More than 2,000 students are planning to attend through their schools, and more than 100 occupations will be represented by area businesses.

With an event this big, the career expo could always use more volunteers.

“We need volunteers just to keep the whole machine running,” Vandercook says. “30 to 40 volunteers. So I would say if you are an individual or a family, a business or a community-based organization that just wants to participate…register as a volunteer.”

People interested in volunteering can visit networksnorthwest.org here.

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