Career Fair gives students a glimpse of future opportunities

Posted in Blandin Foundation, Grants

Yesterday’s ICC Career Fair gave about 1,500 junior and senior high school students from Itasca area schools a chance to get up close to the tools of the trade in their favorite career choices. Professionals from various  fields were available to answer questions and provide interactive and hands-on activities for participants. Students also could practice their interviewing skills at a mock interview booth.

Scholarship providers in the area — Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, Itasca Community College and Blandin Foundation — also were available to answer questions about our respective programs and hosted a money box  to boost awareness and visibility of our programs. We had more than 100 students go into the box to see how much “cash” they could grab.  They also had a chance to grab a packet about the Education Award scholarship program and other area scholarships — giving them valuable information about programs that help put within reach the education they’ll need to pursue their dream job.

“It was a lot of fun for the students (and the adults),” said Linda Gibeau, scholarship program officer at Blandin Foundation. “We’re already talking about what we can do next year!”