On Friday, February 28, 2020, more than 4,000 students from over 25 schools will gather on the campus of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in St. Cloud, MN, to participate in EPIC (Exploring Potential Interests & Careers), a large-scale career exploration event in Central Minnesota. After an extremely successful event in 2019, the community collaborative event is planned to be even bigger and better.
This event is designed to effectively bridge the gap between education and industry for high school students in Central Minnesota, contributing to the fulfillment of the economic and workforce needs of the area. The unique format of the event allows students to participate in hands-on, interactive experiences that simulate the activities of a variety of careers. Students will also learn the educational requirements and potential job market forecast of each career.
Six career clusters will be showcased, including: Human Services; Health, Science & Technology; Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology; Arts, Communications & Information Systems; Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; and Business, Management & Administration.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-event survey, designed to help them discover the top career clusters best suited to their interests and personalities. After the event, students can participate in a reflection activity constructed to immediately implement their experience and begin the creative brainstorming process about potential careers.
The EPIC format is modeled after the highly successful Bridges Academy Career Exploration Day, held annually at Central Lakes College’s Brainerd campus.
For more information, contact: Amie Dwyer, Dean of Enrollment Management, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, (320) 308-5580, Amie.Dwyer@sctcc.com