Over 1200 students will meet with over 110 businesses, colleges, and future employers to:
- Inform students about what your business is and pique their interest in their future
- Inform students about different types of jobs that are out there, how they can be trained to do them, and what the work expectations are for the job.
Colleges & Employers: Reserve your booth on the website linked to this event.
Students/Schools: Contact Kevin directly for more information to get registered.
Additional Information for Colleges & Employers:
- Show the type of training opportunities you have for students in your workplace or how your post-secondary programs can give students the skills the employers need.
- The students that you will meet with will be high school age but many of them as seniors are or will be turning 18 years of age. For many of you,18 may be a requirement for your workplace, make sure you are clear to the student as to when they can work for you. Sometimes a student may set their goal to work for you in another year or two.
- Some businesses will hire students and have in-house training programs for them. Let students know what you have available. Oftentimes students don’t feel that they could do jobs because they do not have much experience, training, and most importantly the confidence in their drive to do well. Take the time to encourage them to try, tell them how, when, and where to apply, and who to contact if they have questions.
- Post-secondary institutions should come prepared to talk about their programs and offerings for students. There will be many businesses here that need to have skilled employees, employees with certificates, or have completed one, two or four-year programs. Sometimes businesses could use more employee training on evenings or weekends to send their employees to improve some skills that they just do not have the time to teach at the workplace. If you have these types of offerings make sure you share them with the students and also the employers that may be present.
- Inform students on what type of jobs you may have available for them at this time or for the upcoming summer months. It is OK to come prepared with applications or to ask students to fill out an interest card so that you have a contact to reach out to after the fair. Employers on FutureForward will be given a QR code to display on their table and will have kids complete an online form to capture their contact information for follow-up conversations. We know that many employers are short right now and often offer jobs as part-time, second shift, summer work, or vacation relief workers. Now is a good time to have those conversations. Make sure you show students how to apply for your positions.
- Inform teachers, counselors, and administrators of your willingness to be a partner and other opportunities you can offer them. Let them know if you are willing to come to do a presentation in a classroom, offer internship or job shadowing possibilities, or will provide class tours at your site.
- Schools in that will be in attendance: Cannon Falls, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, Pine Island, Goodhue, Randolph, Lake City, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Kasson Mantorville, Kenyon-Wanamingo, Byron, Triton, Wabasha-Kellogg , Stewartville, Hayfield , Goodhue County Ed District, Red Wing, Northfield Zumbro-Ed District, Rochester Century Careers, Dover-Eyota