Career Exploration Day

Locally, 80% of our jobs require some additional post-secondary training. Only 20% require a four-year degree. Do you know what education requirements are needed for different types of careers?

The Bridges Career Exploration Day started in 2008 with 57 exhibitors and more than 750 students from six area school districts. Now, this annual event showcases more than 200 regional high-demand careers with hands-on demonstrations, simulators, and breakout sessions.  This year’s event will be held Central Lakes College‘s Brainerd campus on Friday, March 9, 2018. More than 2,500 area high school students from 24 participating school districts are expected to attend.

Click to read details on 2017’s 10th anniversary event!

Students interact with professionals who share details about their career.Students interact with different companies to learn about local careers, their work environment,
necessary skill sets, earning potential and the training needed to become employed.

Download a list of the top occupations for our region (2006 – 2014), as well as a career chart to better understand employment options.

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Download the Career Exploration Day fact sheet, or

Or, for more information, contact:

Mary Gottsch, (218) 822-7117
Bridges Executive Director