Sept. 25, 2020

North Central Michigan College in Petoskey

High Schoolers from throughout Char-Em ISD schools will be invited!

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MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD is a hands-on, career and college readiness event giving 9th and 11th graders the opportunity to interact with dozens of employers representing numerous occupations.

MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD will expose students to exciting careers and endless possibilities! Students will have the chance to:

  • Talk one-on-one with experts from the region’s high-demand industries.
  • Touch, feel and work with the tools−and technology−of the trades.
  • Walk away with in-depth and practical knowledge of today’s workplaces.

Careers in the following areas will be explored: Advanced manufacturing, construction, health sciences, information technology, hospitality and agriculture and more.

Char-Em ISD is partnering with Northwest Michigan Works!, a program of Networks Northwest, in presenting MiCareerQuest 2020, along with collaborators: Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, local Chambers of Commerce, Northwest Michigan Industrial Association and North Central Michigan College. 

Registration links for 2020

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Watch this video to take a look at MiCareerQuest Northwest 2019:

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Reactions to MiCareerQuest!

“Filling tomorrow’s talent pipeline is directly dependent on engaging today’s youth. It is important our students have an understanding and appreciation for locally and regionally available occupations. MiCareerQuest is an incredible opportunity to bring employer and student together. No other event offers such a hands-on interactive career exploration experience. Students leave better informed, more aware, and highly energized for Northwest Michigan’s in-demand industries.”
Terry Vandercook
Northwest Michigan Works!

“With an aging workforce on the brink of retirement, employers are concerned about their future workforce. We need to expose youth to a variety of occupations and career pathways now so that they’re aware of all the possibilities that exist for careers in West Michigan’s high-demand industries. MiCareerQuest allows students to talk with professionals, ask questions, use tools of the trade. It gets them thinking about what kind of work might appeal to them and informs decisions that impact their future.”
Jacob Maas
Chief Executive Officer
West Michigan Works!

“Career exploration needs to be an integrated approach and a multidisciplinary concept. Extending career exploration beyond the walls of the school and creating opportunities for students to engage with business professionals is so important. MiCareerQuest provides students with these critical opportunities, focusing on the highest-demand fields, and providing them with an environment in which they can explore different career paths, by conducting fun experiments.”
Wanda Stokes
Talent Investment Agency


Please contact Tory Thrush or Kelly Johnson, at (231) 582-8070.

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