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Celebrate manufacturing and career/college readiness at two events this October!

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  •

Carly Bortz, Administrative/Communications Assistant

Join us at MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD, the region’s largest hands-on career exploration event for students October 18, 2019, at North Central Michigan University. This unique experience will expose students to a broad range of exciting, rewarding career opportunities and endless possibilities, as they prepare for their future.

Businesses in the advanced manufacturing, construction, health sciences, information technology, hospitality, and agriculture industries are welcome to come and exhibit in a hands-on way what it would feel like to work at their company.  9th-grade students in the Char-Em ISD districts will have the opportunity to:

  • Talk one-on-one with working professionals in a variety of fields
  • Touch, feel and work with actual workplace equipment, tools, and technology
  • Connect classroom learning with real-world jobs and their requirements

If you would like to participate in the event with a booth space or through sponsorship, visit

MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD will complement the National Manufacturing Day plant tours in early October 8-10 for a full month celebrating area manufacturers/employers and the opportunities within each.

High school juniors and seniors in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet counties will have the opportunity to tour local manufacturing plants to see first-hand the jobs and opportunities available right in their home towns.

For more information on this event, email Carly Bortz.


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