MiCareerQuest Southwest 2020 will draw upwards of 5,000 eighth graders from Kalamazoo and Calhoun County to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center over a 2-day period. Students will experience an interactive, hands-on, informational and inspiring career and college readiness event unlike any other career event. During this unique experience, students will be able to explore careers – direct from the professionals who perform these jobs every day.
Employers from industry areas such as Engineering & Manufacturing, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Construction Trades and Information Technology will work together to brainstorm and produce exciting exhibits within approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibit space within the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. Imagine CNC machines, CPR dummies, robots, surgical saws and bricklayers – all up close and personal with not a “Don’t Touch!” sign in sight.
As part of their visit, students will also learn more about the Kalamazoo County Early Middle College (EMC) and the steps they need to take to get a high school diploma plus an occupation or specific certificate, or an associate degree which provides up to two years of credit towards a bachelor degree – starting in 10th grade. [MORE]
The event will take place October 27-28, 2020.