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SVSU holds first MI Career Quest in Ryder

SVSU recently hosted its first MI Career Quest at the Ryder Center for high school students from 11 counties in and around the Saginaw-Bay area.

The Oct. 30 fair included students from Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Iosco, Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon and Saginaw.

Michigan Works! created the MI Career Quest to influence, guide and connect individuals to their career path with interactive, hands-on and informational sessions and exhibits.

Employers at the event represented the fields of advanced manufacturing, agri-business, construction, health sciences and information technology.

Interactive exhibits, such as a fire station demonstrating how to put out a fire, showcased the different career pathways.

Justin Engel, SVSU’s communications specialist, said Michigan Works! reached out to SVSU about hosting MI Career Quest on campus.

“We saw this as an outstanding opportunity to be a good community partner and to help connect future talent,” Engel said.

Since there were nearly 10,000 attendees at the MI Career Quest event, on-campus traffic was interrupted during the event. Engel said information from the university regarding road closures was dispersed among students via email prior to the event taking place.

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