Welcome to the Career Expo!

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    Title Sponsor: Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council

Watch the Career Expo Video!

    • Video Courtesy of SMSU Marketing and Communications

2021 Career Expo Dates

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - MN West/Worthington 
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - SMSU/Marshall
    Time: 9:15am - 12:25pm at both locations 

    Since 2002, a number of education and workforce agencies, along with regional businesses, have cooperated to provide regional "Career Exploration Days" for high school students.  Today the event has evolved into a highly interactive "Career Expo".  Hundreds of business, agency and education volunteers work together to provide this opportunity for high school students, adult basic education students and various SW MN Workforce Center participants.

    Students from the Minnesota West Carl Perkins Consortium, Adult Basic Education students, CareerForce customers, and adult job-seekers are invited to participate. Nearly 2,000 participate annually and each year the number and type of interactive exhibits expand to better meet the needs of schools and students from the region. 

    Event Partners: Minnesota West Carl Perkins Consortium; CareerForce; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota West Community and Technical College; Southwest Minnesota State University; SWWC Service Cooperative; Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce; Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce; Southwest Regional Development Commission; and many regional businesses and service agencies.

Connect with the Expo!

  • Scan here - add the Career Expo app to your phone's homescreen!
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    For more information, contact:
    Mary Mortier, mary.mortier@swwc.org

Sample Assignments

  • Students are more engaged and enjoy their experience more when schools provide an "assignment" to complete as they participate in the Game Show and Exhibits. Here are some examples.
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