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

Thank to you our 2018 Career Exploration Day Participants!

Advance Services Inc
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Allina Health Northfield
Amazon Web Services
BTD Manufacturing
CarTime Auto Center
Chart Industries
City of Northfield – Streets and Parks
Civil Air Patrol – Stanton Flight
Dakota County Technical College
Fernbrook Family Center
Folland Violins
FORCE America
Frago & Lasswell PA
Hand in Hand Preschool
ISD 917
K&G Manufacturing
Laura Baker Services Association
Mechanical Systems, Inc.
MN Ag Group
MNCARS – MN Careers in Auto Repair & Service
Multek Flexible Circuits, Inc.
NAPA Auto Parts
Neuger Communications Group
Northfield Arts Guild
Northfield High School DECA Team
Northfield High School Robotics Team
Northfield Hospital and Clinics
Northfield Human Relations
Northfield Police Department
Northfield Property Management
Northfield Retirement Community
Northfield Schools Childcare
Northfield Schools Electrician
Northland Concrete and Masonry Company, LLC
Post Consumer Brands
Reese Winter & Associates
Rice County Highway Department
Rice County Treatment Court
River Valley Eye Professionals
Riverland College Criminal Justice Program
Schieck Orthodontics
SEMA Equipment
South Central College
Streitz Heating and Cooling
Summit Orthopedics
Three Links
United States Army
Witt Bros. Services, Inc.