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MiCareerQuest 2019

May 22, 2019 
Grand Traverse County Civic Center
Traverse City, MI


MiCareerQuest Northwest 2019 is the hands-on, career and college readiness event for students in Northwest Michigan.

MiCareerQuest Northwest 2019 will expose students to exciting careers and endless possibilities! Students will:

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

Don’t miss this chance to help prepare students for careers in Northwest Michigan!

School Registration

Employer Registration

Volunteer Registration

Participation Form 

Marketing Packet 

Watch this video to find out more about MiCareerQuest.


Please email Jessie Mitchell or Susan Ward with any questions.


“Filling tomorrow’s talent pipeline is directly dependent on engaging today’s youth. It is important our students have an understanding and appreciation for locally and regionally available occupations. MiCareerQuest is an incredible opportunity to bring employer and student together. No other event offers such a hands-on interactive career exploration experience. Students leave better informed, more aware, and highly energized for Northwest Michigan’s in-demand industries.”
Terry Vandercook
Northwest Michigan Works!

“With an aging workforce on the brink of retirement, employers are concerned about their future workforce. We need to expose youth to a variety of occupations and career pathways now so that they’re aware of all the possibilities that exist for careers in West Michigan’s high-demand industries. MiCareerQuest allows students to talk with professionals, ask questions, use tools of the trade. It gets them thinking about what kind of work might appeal to them and informs decisions that impact their future.”
Jacob Maas
Chief Executive Officer
West Michigan Works!

“Career exploration needs to be an integrated approach and a multidisciplinary concept. Extending career exploration beyond the walls of the school and creating opportunities for students to engage with business professionals is so important. MiCareerQuest provides students with these critical opportunities, focusing on the highest-demand fields, and providing them with an environment in which they can explore different career paths, by conducting fun experiments.”
Wanda Stokes
Talent Investment Agency


Elise, Sarah and Elizabeth of Networks Northwest really made the Speak-Up Kalkaska Event successful, and we look forward to our continued partnership in completing the cooperative Master Plan Process.

Cash Cook, Kalkaska DDA Director