MARQUETTE – About 850 local high school juniors will participate in Northern Michigan University’s “Pathways to Your Future—Career Choices” career day on Friday, April 28, in Jamrich Hall. Half of the students will attend the 9 a.m.-12:10 p.m. session, and the other half will attend the 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. session.

            “This event provides area high school juniors with an opportunity to investigate career choices,” said Mike Turino, member of the Career Day planning committee. “Information gained will be instrumental for them in choosing classes to take in their senior year of high school. It can also be used to make informed decisions on what type of advanced training to pursue beyond high school.”

            The students have expressed career interests based on the six Michigan Career Pathways: arts and communication; business, management, and marketing technology; engineering, manufacturing, and industrial technologies; health sciences, natural resources and agriscience, and human services.

            Mark Evans and Walt Lindala from WKQS-FM Sunny 102 will open the event during welcome sessions in Jamrich room 102. Concurrent career sessions will be held afterward in several of the building’s classrooms.

            Volunteers from business, government and community organizations will present information regarding specific job skills, training, and an overview of opportunities in their careers.

             Students from the following high schools will be in attendance: Burt Township, Gwinn, INN-Adult Ed Services, Ishpeming, Marquette, Marquette Alternative, Munising, Munising Alternative, Negaunee, North Star, Republic-Michigamme, Superior Central, and Westwood.

            This event is sponsored by NMU, Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, and Lake Superior Partners in Education. For more information, contact Turino at 227-2283.  

Prepared By
Becky Kratz