Iowa Central will host Career Day on Oct. 25

On Oct. 25, approximately 1,600 area high school students will attend the annual Career Day hosted at Iowa Central Community College.

The theme of this year’s Career Day is “The Game of Life.”

The event is designed to be an interactive day for students to learn more about the various career opportunities available from local business professionals.

Students from Fort Dodge Senior High, St. Edmond High School and Southeast Valley High School will have the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of industry professionals to expand their knowledge of future career opportunities as well as learn other soft skills for future success.

Students will also hear from keynote speakers Elias Johnson, Good Morning Iowa anchor/reporter, and Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich.

The day is split up by grade to address each of their career exploration needs.

The freshman and sophomore day is arranged so that they will explore careers with similar skill sets.

Juniors and seniors will explore a specific career and are given an opportunity to connect with business professionals related to their career interest.

Iowa Central Community College partners with more than 100 business and industry professionals in the region to make career day possible. It is important to highlight to local students the types of skills that employers need for certain careers. These business partnerships are instrumental in providing a day that can shape the future workforce and give the students insight to their future career.