• Thursday, April 23, 2019

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.

Want to be an Exhibitor?

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.

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 on 4/23/2020

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

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).
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Platinum

  • Logo on top of corresponding quadrant archway
  • Logo prominent in student onsite program
  • Logo prominent on volunteer t-shirts
  • Logo prominent on event website
  • Mention in event press releases
  • Display table at event
  • Seat on Event Executive Committee
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    Gold

  • Logo prominent on top left side of quadrant archway
  • Logo in student onsite program
  • Logo on event website
  • Logo prominent on event website
  • Display table at event
  • Logo on volunteer t-shirts
  • Seat on corresponding Quadrant Steering Committee
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    Bronze

  • Logo on quadrant archway
  • Name in student onsite program
  • Name on event website
  • Participant on corresponding Quadrant Steering Committee
  • gears_blue

    Silver

  • Logo on left side of quadrant archway
  • Logo prominent in student onsite program
  • Logo on event website
  • Seat on corresponding Quadrant Steering Committee
  • 2020 Exhibitors

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    Advanced Manufacturing

    Coming Soon!
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    Construction

    Coming Soon!
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    Health Sciences

    Coming Soon!
    Agri_green

    Agricultural Science

    Coming Soon!

    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.