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Career Expo 2015


The Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council Career Expo Event will be held Tuesday, September 29 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall and Wednesday, September 30 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. at Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington campus.

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

Over 1,800 students from the high schools will be in attendance at the Expo, along with college students from Minnesota West Community & Technical College and SMSU. The public is also encouraged to attend.

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 1,800 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 welcome to attend the event.