Career Exploration Day

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
(Rain Date: Thursday, May 17)
Location: Northfield Middle School


Hosted by the Technology & Engineering Booster Club

A career exploration event for all 7th and 8th grade students, all sophomore students, as well as interested juniors and seniors.

Arts & Communication   |   Business & Entrepreneurship   |   Engineering & Manufacturing   |   Health Sciences   |  Human Services  |  Science & Technology

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 and career pathway. All high school students who participate in this year’s Career Exploration Day will have a chance to attend two of six career breakout sessions. Representatives from area businesses and community colleges will provide an overview of the pathway from high school to career in each of the following areas:
    • Arts and Communication
    • Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Engineering and Manufacturing
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • Science and Technology.

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!

Parents, please join us!

There will be a special “Parents Only” time to see what the students will be experiencing that day. 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in the Northfield Middle School Gym


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

Thank you to these 2017 Participating Businesses!

Alexandria Technical & Community College-Law Enforcement Program
Alexandria Technical & Community College-Mechatronics Program
All Flex Flexible Circuits
CarTime Auto Center
Chart Industries
City of Northfield – Streets and Parks
Dunwoody College of Technology
FORCE America
Jennie-O Turkey Store
K&G Manufacturing
Laura Baker Services Association
McLane Company
Minnesota Pork Board
Minnesota Ag Group
MN State College – Southeast Technical
Multek Flexible Circuits, Inc.
NAPA Auto Parts
Northfield Hospital and Clinics
Northfield Lines
Northfield Police Department
Northfield Retirement Community
Perkins STC
Post Consumer Brands
Praxair Distribution Inc.
Reese Winter & Associates
Rice County
Riverland Community College Criminal Justice Program
SEMA Equipment
South Central College
Streitz Heating and Cooling
Sun Country Airlines
Sunbelt Rentals
Taylor Truck Line
Three Links
Witt Bros. Services, Inc.