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MiCareerQuest Northwest 2020 Registration Open

December 11, 2019

TRAVERSE CITY, MI—Employers, schools, and volunteers from throughout Northwest Lower Michigan can now sign up for the region’s largest career exploration event for students. MiCareerQuest™ Northwest will be held on May 13, 2020, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City.

MiCareerQuest™ Northwest is a hands-on, career and college readiness event for 9th-grade students. Local employers from Agriculture, Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, IT, Manufacturing, and more will come together to create a unique career exploration experience. 2000 students will find out what it’s really like to be a nurse, machinist, computer programmer, chef, veterinarian, and more, directly from the people who do these jobs every day.

At MiCareerQuest™ Northwest, students will be able to:

  • Talk one-on-one with experts from the region’s high-demand industries
  • Touch, feel and work with tools and technology of the trades
  • Walk away with in-depth and practical knowledge of today’s workplaces

Employers, schools, and volunteers can register for MiCareerQuest™ Northwest at For more information, please contact Susan Ward at or Shelly VanderMeulen at

MiCareerQuest™ was created in 2015 by Michigan Works! Kent, Allegan & Barry Counties (now West Michigan Works!), Kent ISD, and the Construction Workforce Development Alliance (CWDA) in response to employers’ need for future talent in Construction, Healthcare, Information Technology and Manufacturing.

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Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.

Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager