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High School Career Day A Success At Iowa Lakes

By Staff | Apr 26, 2018

Nearly 600 area high school sophomores and juniors had a chance recently to speak with area businesses about their future careers right here in Iowa.

The Career Day featured some 100 businesses and was hosted at the Emmetsburg campus. Students were encouraged to stop at various area businesses, industries and entrepreneurs who had set up throughout the campus. Information was shared with the students about what educational classes were best to prepare for each career as well as how much money a young person could earn in that career.

“I had a number of people representing area businesses approach me to express appreciation for the chance to speak with students,” said Tom Brotherton, Executive Dean of the Emmetsburg campus.

Schools which sent students included: Algona, Bishop Garrigan, Emmetsburg, Estherville Lincoln Central, Forrest Ridge, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Harris-Lake Park, North Union, Okoboji, Spirit Lake and West Bend-Mallard.

The Career Day is held each spring and is coordinated through Iowa Lakes staff working in the High School Partnerships office; the IntermediaryConnections/ Workbased Learning office and the Admissions office.

For more information about the college’s Career Exploration Day, contact the High School Partnerships office at (712) 852-5240.