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Students to Explore In-Demand Jobs at Third Annual MiCareerQuest Southwest

Eighth-grade students from across Kalamazoo County will travel to the third annual MiCareerQuest Southwest event on Wednesday-Thursday Nov. 1-2, at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center.

Students will explore in-demand jobs at the hands-on, experiential career exploration event.

During the two-day career and college readiness event, students will interact with professionals and test-drive current in-demand careers from four industry areas: Arts & Communications; Business, Technology & Human Services; Engineering & Manufacturing; and Health & Natural Sciences.

New this year is the Community Open House and Job Fair, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4-7 p.m., which is both free and open to the public.

More than 85 business and industry partners will be in attendance, including:

  • Bronson Healthcare Group
  • CSM Group
  • Flowserve
  • Graphic Packaging International
  • Humphrey Products
  • Kalsec, Inc.
  • Landscape Forms
  • National Flavors, LLC
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Republic Airline
  • Schupan & Sons, Inc.
  • SMART Local 7 Union
  • United 4 Change
  • Western Michigan University’s
  • College of Aviation
  • Many more!

The career exploration field trip is sponsored in part by workforce development organizations Southwest Michigan First, Michigan Works! Southwest and United 4 Change.

Visit the MiCareerQuest Southwest website to learn more about the hands-on fieldtrip. For more information about the Community Open House and Job Fair, visit Southwest Michigan Works! website.