Campus News

Career Expo Event

career expo event9/3/2014

The Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council Career Expo Event will be held Tuesday, September 23 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. at Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington campus and Wednesday, September 24 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. 


The Career Expo features approximately 200 local businesses, organizations, and education promoting careers & industries to high school and college students. 


Over 2,000 students from the following high schools will be in attendance at the Expo:
ADRIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL
CANBY PUBLIC SCHOOL
CEDAR MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
COMFREY PUBLIC SCHOOL
DAWSON-BOYD PUBLIC SCHOOL
EDGERTON PUBLIC SCHOOL
ELLSWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL
FULDA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
HENDRICKS PUBLIC SCHOOL
HERON LAKE-OKABENA SCHOOL
HILLS-BEAVER CREEK SCHOOL
JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY SCHOOL
LAKEVIEW SCHOOL
MARSHALL PUBLIC SCHOOL
MA-TEC
MINNEOTA PUBLIC SCHOOL
MINNESOTA VALLEY ALC
MURRAY COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL
ORTONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL
PIPESTONE AREA SCHOOL
RED ROCK CENTRAL SCHOOL
REDWOOD AREA SCHOOL
RENVILLE COUNTY WEST SCHOOL
RTR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TRACY PUBLIC SCHOOL
WABASSO PUBLIC SCHOOL
WESTBROOK-WALNUT GROVE SCHOOLS
WORTHINGTON ALC
WORTHINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST SCHOOL


The students explore career fields in the following primary areas:
•    Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
•    Arts/Communications & Information Systems
•    Business, Management, & Administration
•    Engineering Manufacturing & Technology
•    Health Science Technology
•    Human Services


The students also participate in the Career Game Show learning more about job interviews, careers in Southwest Minnesota, and education.


Thomas Hoff, SW/WC Service Cooperative, Career & Technical Project Coordinator comments, “The Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council’s Career Expo is one of the largest business and education partnerships in the state which includes over 200 college, agency, and business volunteers serving nearly 2,000 high school students.   If a business wants students to know more about them and the careers they offer, then this is the event to attend!”


If you are interested in attending the event as an exhibitor please call 507-537-2271. In addition, parents from participating high schools are welcomed to attend the event.