MiCareerQuest South

Rescheduled for the Spring of 2021!

Following guidance from state and local levels, MiCareerQuest South event coordinators have been working tirelessly to bring you the first ever MiCareerQuest in our region. As a planning team we are excited to share we will resume planning for our event in the spring of 2021! Our number one goal is to ensure everyone’s safety and continue to work within the guidance provided. Stay tuned for the date release of MiCareerQest South in the spring and we hope that you can all join us on this exploration!

It is our intent to maintain ALL 2020 registered organizations throughout this process. This includes completed registrations for quadrant exhibitors, sponsors, students, volunteers, guests and vendors. We will keep all organizations updated on new event timelines and work with any organization to maintain their registration during this process. We appreciate your patience through this planning phase and will answer all of your questions and concerns.

MiCareerQuest South is not your typical career fair. In fact, it is not a career fair at all. It is a career exploration experience for thousands of high school students across our region. This year, you can be part of launching MiCareerQuest for our region. Like the successful Grand Rapids event, we are focusing on in-demand jobs in these four career sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Construction, Health Sciences and Agricultural Science. Students will visit all four industry quadrants and participate in hands-on, interactive activities showcasing various occupations and have conversations with working professionals from a multitude of companies in our region.

Event Registration Quick Links

Be a part of this innovative, hands-on career exploration experience for thousands of high school students, along with their teachers and counselors, as they learn about today’s hottest jobs from working professionals.

Focus areas include: Advanced Manufacturing, Construction, Health Sciences and Agricultural Sciences

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MiCareerQuest South cannot take place this year without generous, much appreciated financial support from businesses and other organizations across the region. Depending on the visibility level you seek for your company, you have several sponsorship levels to choose from (see chart below).

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Exhibitors are developing hands-on, interactive activities to highlight the skills your 9th & 10th grade students need to pursue a broad range of career opportunities. When registering your students please select tickets corresponding to your County Intermediate School District. Also, please ensure the number of tickets you are reserving reflects the number of students you are bringing to the event.

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As a guest for MiCareerQuest South we will take you on a guided tour of our facility while students are exploring their future career options. You will have the opportunity to network with a multitude of industries and employers in our region and hopefully inspire you or others to join MiCareerQuest in the future.

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Registration & Sponsorship Links

Exhibitor, Sponsorship, School, VIP and Guest Registration Links

$125,000
64% Funded
$79,500 Raised
9 Sponsors
Funded by sponsorships and grants

Why You Should Participate!

Other MiCareerQuest Events in Michigan reported:

71%

Students Reported


Of students said the event will help them make plans for life after high school

93%

Schools Reported


Of schools said they are interested in returning to this event next year

88%

Exhibitors Reported


Of exhibitors said the event was an effective way to showcase their industry to the future workforce

82%

Students Reported


Of students said they learned about employment opportunities they did not know existed

Frequently Asked Questions

1Why should I get involved?

You will have a great opportunity to encourage thousands of students to consider pursuing the needed jobs in your industry – and to play an important role in preparing our youth for viable careers, shaping our region’s future workforce. Also, you and your team can identify students that might be a good fit for internships, job shadowing and more.

2How do sponsorships work?

MiCareerQuest South consists of four Quadrants that represent major industries in our region: Advanced Manufacturing, Construction, Health Sciences, and Agricultural Science. Sponsors support a Quadrant individually and by extension the corresponding industry.

3How do I become a leader in a specific quadrant?

As a sponsor or by invitation, you can be on a quadrant steering committee. Each quadrant needs leaders to identify the best companies and professions to include in order to create a high-quality experience for the students. The quadrant champions will be elected by the group and put in charge of the overall composition and flow of their career quadrant. This includes assuring the hands-on activities complement each other and engage students. The quadrant champions will be highly visible.

4Does it cost anything to exhibit an occupation

There is no registration fee to be an exhibitor. These are the working professionals that will engage directly with the students and share career expertise and advice. They will help design and implement the various job-related demonstrations featuring tools and equipment of their occupations. Enthusiasm for what you do is an important qualification for this role.

5How are we paying for this event?

MiCareerQuest South cannot take place this year without generous, much appreciated financial support from businesses and other organizations across the region. Depending on the visibility level you seek for your company, you have several sponsorship levels to choose from (see chart below).

How to Get Started

1

Determine your level of involvement

Review the Sponsorship & Participation Guide to determine how involved your business would like to be.

2

Register to demonstrate your occupation

Register as an exhibitor to demonstrate a hands on, interactive occupation within one of the four quadrants (Advanced Manufacturing, Agricultural Sciences, Construction or Heath Care). Unsure what quadrant your exhibit should participate in? Don't worry, we're here to help! Contact Nathaniel Osborne (nosborne@mwse.org), Project Manager for guidance.

3

Design an Interactive Exhibit

Students will visit all four industry quadrants and participate in hands-on, interactive activities showcasing various occupations and have conversations with working professionals from a multitude of companies in our region.

4

Attend MiCareerQuest South

Teach over 2,000 area students about your industry through your hands on, interactive exhibit!

Registered Exhibitors

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Advanced Manufacturing

1. Classic Turning, Inc.
2. Alro Steel
3. Advance Turning & Manufacturing Inc.
4. DiverseStaffing
5. Western Michigan University College of Aviation Collaboration
6. Aerospace Services and Products
7. Duncan Aviation
8. Lomar Machine & Tool
9. Plastic Omnium
10. Wauseon Machine
11. Jackson Area Manufacturing Association (JAMA)
12. The Shop Rat Foundation
13. Diversified Engineering & Plastics, LLC
14. IST Ohio, Inc.
15. Martinrea
16. Wacker Chemical Corporation
17. Baker College
18. Hillsdale Terminal
19. Washtenaw Community College
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Construction

1. Utilities Instrumentation Service (UIS)
2. Operating Engineers 324
3. Toledo Electrical JATC
4. Consumers Energy
5. MI Helmets to Hardhats
6. Ironworkers Local 25 Training Center
7. Washtenaw Community College
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Health Sciences

1. ComForCare
2. Henry Ford Allegiance Health
3. Hillsdale Hospital
4. United Methodist Retirement Communities
5. State of Michigan - Michigan Rehabilitation Services
6. Jackson College
7. Baker College
8. Washtenaw Community College
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Agricultural Science / In-Demand Careers

1. Hudson Fire Department
2. W2 Fuel, LLC
3. Market House
4. Washtenaw Community College

Thank You Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

 

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

 

Bronze Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

  • Merit
  • IST Ohio

Digital Files & Forms

We look forward to working with you! Please check our library of digital files & forms below. If you have any questions, or are unable to find what you are looking for, please email Nathaniel Osborne, Project Manager for MiCareerQuest South, nosborne@mwse.org