Future Fox Cities is a Career Expo linking regional employers and students with a goal of developing partnerships between education and industry, defining career pathways for students, and developing career-based learning opportunities and employer talent pipelines.
This is a 2-day event happening on April 18 and 19 at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. There will be a wide variety of employer booths to visit and opportunities to plunge into engaging and interactive experiences and conversations with regional employers and career professionals. Students will receive information on career opportunities, expected starting salaries and job titles, skills and interests of employees, supporting high school coursework, and any post-high school training or education needed for that employer/job. Employers may provide information about career-based learning opportunities available at their organization such as job shadowing, informational interviews, classroom visits, company tours, internships, summer employment, part-time employment, school-to-work pathways, youth apprenticeships, and more! These days provide up close and personal career exploration!
Fox Cities students in 8th grade seeking resources for navigating the career expo will receive career exploration lesson plans from Junior Achievement, thanks to a partnership between Junior Achievement and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event. Through the partnership, Junior Achievement will provide lesson plans and activities for teachers to assist students in their preparation for the event.