Business and Technical Trades Career Exploration


Friday, May 12, 2017
Location: Northfield Middle School

Hosted by the Technology/Education (TE) Booster Club

A career exploration event for all 7th and 8th grade students and pre-selected high school students based on their aptitude and/or interest for the industrial trades.

Auto and Truck Mechanics • Business Management •  Computer Aided Drafting (3D Animation) Health Care • Machining • Mechatronics • Welding

Goal: Provide students exploration opportunities, including:

  • Career-business-and-technical-trade-003Hands-on experience with large equipment. Up close experience with snow plows, tractors, race cars, semi-trucks, district school buses and more! Students can climb in the driver’s seat, look under the hood at the engines and experience the technology firsthand.
  • Open discussions with career role models. Students can interact with local role models in Business and Technical Trade fields. Students can gain an understanding of available career paths and job responsibilities.
  • An understanding of the education path. Representatives from the Minnesota Technical Colleges in Alexandria, Faribault and Rosemount will be present to provide an overview of the post-secondary education in these career areas.


There will be exciting attractions in the parking lot!

Welding Demonstration – Police Cars – Race Car  –  Tractors  –  Squad Car  –  Service Van  –  Snow Plow Truck  –  Hands-on Demonstrations

And more…


  • Cub Foods
  • Estrem Farms
  • James Gang Coffee House
  • Just Food Co-0p
  • Northfield Lines
  • Sunbelt Rentals

Thank you to these Participating Businesses!

Advance Services/Syngenta

Alexandria Technical College

All Flex Flexible Circuits

Aspen Equipment

BTD Manufacturing


CarTime Auto Center


Chart Industries

City of Northfield – Streets & Parks

Dunwoody College of Technology

Electrician from Nlfd Public Schools

FORCE America

Hennepin Technical College

Intermediate School District 917

Laborers Trading Center

Laura Baker Services Association

Mechanical Systems, Inc.

Minnesota Ag Group

Minnesota State Transportation Center

Multek Flexible Circuits, Inc.

MN/ND BAC Training Center

MNCARS: MN Careers in Auto Repair & Services

NAPA Auto Parts

Northfield Lines

Northfield Hospital and Clinics

Northfield Police Department

Northfield Retirement Community

Northland Concrete and Masonry Company, LLC

Perkins STC

Praxiar Distribution, Inc.

Reese Winter & Associates

Riverland Criminal Justice

South Central College

Streitz Heating and Cooling

Sun Country Airlines

Taylor Truck Lines

Three Links

Witt Bros. Service, Inc.