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Virtual Career Exploration

Central Lakes College

A personalized education with instructors who truly care.

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.