Career Exploration Day

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Location: Northfield Middle School
Rain Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

Click to enlarge to see the schedule for the day

Goal: Provide students exploration opportunities, including:

  • Hands-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
  • CarTime Auto Care

Thank to you our 2019 Career Exploration Day Participants!

Allina Health
Aurora Pharmaceutical
Carleton College
Civil Air Patrol Stanton Composite Squadron
Dunwoody College of Technology
Fernbrook Family Center
Folland Violins
Intermediate School District 917
Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc.
Keystone Orthopedics
Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence
Northfield Hospital & Clinics
Post Consumer Brands
River Valley Eye Professionals
Schieck Orthodontics
Three Links
United States Marine Corps
Advance Services / Syngenta
Alexandria Technical & Community College
All Flex Flexible Circuits
Amazon Web Services
BTD Manufacturing
CarTime Auto Center
City of Northfield
City of Northfield – Human Resources
Dakota County Fleet Management
Dakota County Technical College
FORCE America
Hennepin Technical College
K&G Manufacturing
Laborers Training Center
Laura Baker Services Association
Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Minnesota State Southern Agricultural Center of Excellence
MN Ag Group
MN Careers in Auto Repair & Service (MNCARS)
NAPA Auto Parts
Northfield High School DECA Team
Northfield High School FIRST Robotics Team
Northfield Lines, Inc.
Northfield Police Department
Northfield Public Schools 659 – Electrician
Northfield Retirement Community
Reese, Winter & Associates Ltd
Riverland College-Criminal Justice Program, Austin
South Central College
St. Olaf College
Streitz Photography
Sunbelt Rental (Afton)
US Army
Witt Bros Service