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Virtual Career Exploration

Central Lakes College

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Career Exploration Day

Career Exploration Day

Annual event showcasing hundreds of careers and educational programs to high school students.


ProStart focuses on practical curriculum, hospitality industry connections and hands-on work experience.

Speakers Bureau


Area business professionals are available to speak on a variety of topics — in person or via video conference software.

Bridging Career Connections for Students

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber offers a workforce development initiative that connects the Central Minnesota business community and educational partners with the common goal of optimizing the high school students’ career or college readiness. Bridges provides leadership that engages and empowers students and educational professionals to: explore career pathways, enhance partnerships between education and the business community, inspire innovative ideas, and promote regional career opportunities.


Career Awareness

These programs offer a “snapshot” look at a variety of careers and industries. The annual Career Exploration Day is offered in early March at CLC’s Brainerd campus, and Career Videos are available 24/7 online.

Debby Hoel, Pequot Tool & Manufacturing

We are thrilled to be aligned with Bridges. It offers real-world experiences to high schoolers.

ProStart Prepares Students

THANK YOU for allowing Staples Motley to be part of the ProStart program.  I know the students are learning important facts about the culinary world that they will keep for the rest of their lives!

Lisa Kajer, a retired Staples-Motley FACS teacher