Career Exploration Day

Next event: March 10, 2017

The Bridges annual Career Exploration Day event showcases more than 150 regional high-demand careers with hands-on demonstrations, simulators and breakout sessions.  Next year's event will be held Central Lakes College's Brainerd campus in March 10, 2017. Find out more >

 Thousands of high school students participate in the annual Bridges Career Exploration Day.

Speakers in the Classroom

Industry spotlight: Manufacturing

Click to watch! Learn more about these high-demand, high-paying  jobs. Listen to a former CLC student and a local CEO about the opportunities in this growing industry. View more local career options


The Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection is coordinated and supported by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and it’s Education Association, and Central Lakes College, in partnership with participating school districts, on behalf of our future workforce, in grades 9-12. Funding is provided in part by the following funding organizations: Blandin Foundation, Brainerd Area Rotary Club, Brainerd Area Sertoma Club, Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, Central Lakes Carl Perkins Consortium Funding, Crow Wing Power, Initiative Foundation, MicroNet/ChamberMaster, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, National Joint Powers Alliance, Otto Bremer Foundation, Region Five Development Commission and the Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (Rural MN Cep).