What do you want to do when you grow up? That question gets more and more real for our high school students each day, and it’s one we are actively trying to help them answer.
During November, at Spring Lake Park High School, students will have an opportunity to explore different career paths with several student-focused events planned to help students begin to discover what they are passionate about.
Know a high school student? Encourage them to attend events this month.
Career Exploration Events
U.S. Army visits
Wednesday, November 13 and 20, Kenneth Hall Gym, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Do you have what it takes? Come find out if you have the muscle to pass the U.S. Army physical fitness test. All juniors and seniors are welcome to take the challenge on Wednesday, November 13 or 20 in Kenneth Hall during their lunch period.
Wednesday, November 13, a field trip to the Career Force Center in Blaine
Apprenticeship panel and on-site hiring event! Over 28 businesses will be present to share about their apprenticeship programs and immediate openings! Students must sign up and self-transport to the Career Force Center in Blaine. Field trip forms are in student services department and must be signed by a parent/guardian by Wednesday, November 13. This site visit is limited to 25 students.
Thursday, November 21, Kenneth Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Students are invited to the Career Expo during the lunch periods. Connect with local trades and manufacturers to learn about career options and to participate in hands-on activities. This event is presented by the Metro North Area Chamber of Commerce.
Army National Guard
Thursday, November 14, SLP Time
Knowledge is power. Want some training in a field that leads to a good job? Want money for college? Want to serve your country but stay close to home? These are just some of the benefits of the Army National Guard. Come visit with Drew Bebus to learn more about a path in the Army National Guard and whether it could be your perfect fit. Students can attend this event Thursday, November 14 during SLP Time.
Cummins Site Visit
Tuesday, November 19 at Cummins, site visit during school hours
Junior and Senior students have an opportunity to visit Cummins, a local American Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes engines, filtration and power generation products. Students will take a plant tour of the acoustic test center and connect with Cummins techs and engineers. Students must sign up and self-transport to Cummins. Field trip forms are in student services department and must be signed by a parent/guardian by Wednesday, November 13. This site visit is limited to 25 students.
Anoka Tech Presentation
Wednesday, November 20, 10-10:45 a.m.
Students in grades 10-12 are invited to a presentation from Anoka Tech, a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. During the discussion, students will learn the difference between a 4-year university, community college and a technical college, how to apply and pay for college and take a deep dive into the 70 program options at Anoka Tech in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Trades, IT and more. This event will wrap up with a fun quiz and a chance to win Anoka Tech giveaways.
North Hennepin Community College Presentation
Friday, November 22, Kenneth Hall, 9:30-10 a.m.
The North Hennepin Community College will give a general overview presentation from 9:30-10 a.m. in Kenneth Hall.
North Hennepin Community College presentation for Latina Population of Students
Friday, November 22, Kenneth Hall, 10-10:30 a.m.
The North Hennepin Community College will give a general overview presentation for Latina Population of Students from 10-10:30 a.m. in Kenneth Hall.
If you or your student have questions about postsecondary plans, please contact your student’s counselor.
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