MiCareerQuest Southeast is one of the most unique opportunities for a student to be exposed to a myriad of Trades and Professions. Organized, in great part, by Michigan WORKS! and given throughout the state each year, this event is a “hands on”, real world opportunity for high school students to be exposed to over 100 Trades and Professions that they may wish to pursue. This past November was no exception…over 9,000 students, from surrounding school districts, attended the event. Ushered into the Suburban Collection Showplace, in Novi, all had a chance to experience what they all could become.
Michigan Tech was in attendance, thanks to the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors, whose booth we shared, to spread the word about Surveying Engineering and Michigan Tech. One of the few Universities in attendance, we were able to demonstrate what Surveying Engineering is, and what one needs to become a Licensed Professional Surveyor, not to mention all the great opportunities available at Michigan Tech.
Needless to say, it was an exciting opportunity. One that we look to experience again.
For more information, check out https://www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland/workforce/Pages/Mi-CareerQuest-Southeast.aspx
by Joe Foster, Professor of Practice