October is just around the corner, and so is the 2015 KIDS PLUS Pathway to Careers! On Tuesday, October 27th up to 1,500 10th and 11th graders from across northeastern MN and Douglas County, WI will take over the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center for a full day of hands-on career and higher education/training exploration. Thanks to event sponsors and up to 100 exhibitors these students will experience:
• Opening session with national trainer and speaker, Eric Chester.
• Breakout workshops for industry clusters such as Manufacturing and Trades, Education, Health Care, Natural Resources, Communications, etc. featuring real people working within each cluster in the region.
• Lunch entertainment by the Theater of Public Policy, an improv troupe that will create a new act based on the sights and sounds of the day.
• Expo floor featuring employers, workforce and economic development agencies, and higher education. All booths must have an interactive element--going a chemistry experiment, trying virtual reality welding, using a piece of equipment, assisting a birth using a health care mannequin, and more.
To get a taste of the action, watch a two-minute video of the 2013 Pathway to Careers event!