Char-Em ISD

MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD

MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD is a career and college readiness event giving 9th and 10th graders the opportunity to interact with dozens of employers representing numerous occupations.

MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD will expose students to exciting careers and endless possibilities! Students will have the chance to talk one-on-one with experts from the region’s high-demand industries. They will walk away with in-depth and practical knowledge of today’s workplaces.

Careers in the following areas will be explored: Advanced manufacturing, construction, health sciences, information technology (IT), hospitality and agriculture and more.

Char-Em ISD partners with Northwest Michigan Works!, a program of Networks Northwest, in presenting MiCareerQuest, along with other collaborators.

2024 MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD Information

North Central Michigan College, Petoskey

October 4, 2024

Registration for Fall 2024 Coming Soon!

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

In collaboration with local Chambers of Commerce, Northwest Michigan Industrial Association, and North Central Michigan College, and many business sponsors.

Why Attend MiCareer Quest Char-Em ISD

This is a great opportunity to meet the next generation of workers in our community!

“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.”

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Terry Vandercook

“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.”

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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

Director, Talent Investment Agency

Explore CTE Programs

Agriscience and Horticulture

Audio Engineering and Video Editing


Aviation Science and Technology

Business Administration and Management

Construction Trades

Culinary Arts

Digital/Multimedia Design

Drafting and Design Technology

Energy Fundamentals: Lineworker Emphasis

Future Educator Academy

Graphics and Printing Technology

Health Occupations

Machine Tool Technology

Marketing, Sales and Service

PowerSports Technology

Public Safety

TV & Film Production and Broadcasting

Unmanned Vehicle Technology

Welding Technology

Woodworking and Furniture Making

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