20th Annual Career Exploration Day

Help students discover the world of work!

Published: Thursday, September 1, 2016   /   Categories: Committees, Education, Events

The Nebraska National Guard and the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce encourage you to participate in the 20th Annual Career Exploration Day. The goal of this event is to introduce students to a variety of careers and to the educational opportunities that will allow them to reach their career goals. With your help, students will be able to explore a wide range of careers in fields such as, construction, manufacturing, health sciences, human services, education, transportation, legal and law enforcement services, sales and marketing, entrepreneurship, and more!  

In the past, we’ve found that students are motivated by participating in hands-on / interactive activities, such as exploring vehicles, using tools, operating computers, and other simulation activities. While at Career Exploration Day, students will visit with employers to learn about and ‘experience’ various careers, and will also have an opportunity to talk with representatives from universities, state colleges, community colleges, etc., to learn about programs that will help them prepare for the careers they explore. 

According to Darren Robinson, President of the Economic Development Council of Buffalo County, "the upcoming career fair, hosted by the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, is a great opportunity for area employers to inform active job seekers of the opportunities within their company.  In addition to active job seekers, the career fair attracts a number of area high school students that will be entering the workforce in the near future.  The career fair offers a chance to build the workforce pipeline and retain area youth in local companies." 

Get to know your future workforce. Start them thinking about opportunities in your field and help them prepare for their future careers!  Over 60 area high schools have been invited to attend, and all proceeds from the event will support the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Student Leader Scholarship Fund. The Business & Education Committee of the Chamber, select two high school students from the Kearney area, each spring who are planning on attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Central Community College of Kearney, to award scholarships to help them continue their education. 


Whether you're a high school wanting to attend or a business wanting to be a part of the career fair, reserve your space by September 21st! Visit www.kearneycoc.org for more information and to download a registration form.


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Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

1007 2nd Ave  •  PO Box 607  •  Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: 308-237-3101