2017 is the 15th Anniversary of the Career Expo!

  • Career Expo
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What is the Career Expo?

2018 Career Expo Dates

  • Tuesday, September 25 - MN West/Worthington
    Wednesday, September 26 - SMSU/Marshall
     
    Time: 9:15am - 12:25pm at both locations 

    Since 2002, a number of education and workforce agencies, along with regional businesses, have cooperated to provide regional "Career Exploration Days" for high school students.  Today the event has evolved into a highly interactive "Career Expo".  Hundreds of business, agency and education volunteers work together to provide this opportunity for high school students, adult basic education students and various SW MN Workforce Center participants.

    Students from the Minnesota West Carl Perkins Consortium, Adult Basic Education students and SW Minnesota Workforce Center customers are invited to participate. Nearly 2,000 participate annually, and each year the number and type of interactive exhibits expand to better meet the needs of schools and students from the region.
     
    Event Partners: Minnesota West Carl Perkins Consortium; Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council; Minnesota West Community and Technical College; Southwest Minnesota State University; SWWC Service Cooperative; Job Service; Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce; Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce; Marshall, Montevideo, and Worthington Workforce Centers; Department of Employment and Economic Development; Southwest Regional Development Commission; and many regional businesses and service agencies.

Sample Assignments

  • Students are more engaged and enjoy their experience more when schools provide an "assignment" to complete as they participate in the Game Show and Exhibits. Here are some examples.
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