This year, from 9 am to 3 pm, we will welcome students from East Metro high schools to explore pathways for their future; from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, we will welcome job seekers looking to connect with employers hiring now, or who have internships, training opportunities and networks to share. All participants will have the opportunity to connect with a wide array of Minnesota businesses in six sectors including:
1. Business, Management & Administration
2. Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
3. Arts, Communications & Information Systems
4. Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology
5. Health Science Technology
6. Human Services
For students: This experience reflects how students at increasingly younger ages are working to envision their paths beyond high school. There are more options than ever before for students to volunteer, intern, and shape their educational experiences. Our thriving business community wants to help students explore their opportunities and help them understand how they can dream and create their own paths to the future.
For job seekers: In today’s job market, it’s nearly impossible to get face time with a potential employer prior to an interview. At Career Connect, you will be able to explore a variety of careers in six different career pathways and talk to the people who work at these companies, explore positions available and potentially interview on the spot.
For businesses: Participating businesses will get to both hear from the next generation of students and talk with them about two- and four-year education options, technical and trades skill sets, and professional careers and entrepreneurial ventures, and will get to connect to people looking for work right now.
Career Connect promises to be a day of inspiration and connection for all! The event is free for students and job seekers. Register now to join us!