On Friday, February 22, 2019, more than 2,500 students from over 20 schools will gather on the campus of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in St. Cloud, MN, to participate in EPIC (Exploring Potential Interests & Careers), the first ever large-scale career exploration event for high school students in Central Minnesota. BerganKDV is proud to be a part of this event.
This event is designed to effectively bridge the gap between education and industry for high school students in Central Minnesota, contributing to the fulfillment of the economic and workforce needs of the area. The unique format of the event allows students to participate in hands-on, interactive experiences that simulate activities from a variety of careers. Students will also learn the educational requirements and potential job market forecast for each career.
Six career clusters will be showcased, including Human Services; Health, Science & Technology; Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology; Arts, Communications & Information Systems; Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; and Business, Management & Administration. BerganKDV representatives will be on hand to share information about the business, technology and financial career paths that are offered at the firm.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-event survey, designed to help them discover the top career clusters best suited to their interests and personalities. After the event, students can participate in a reflection activity constructed to immediately implement their experience and begin the creative brainstorming process about potential careers.
The EPIC format is based on the Bridges Academy Career Exploration Day, held annually at Central Lakes College’s Brainerd campus.