The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce & Education Committee, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, hosts the Youth Career Expo in the Barnett Center on the campus of Northern State University each fall. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event has been cancelled, but we plan to be back in 2021!
This is an opportunity to market careers in your company and industry to a large group of eager young high school juniors and seniors from approximately 15 area schools who will be attending this event, along with Post-High Planning Days (which runs concurrently).
This expo will allow you to link career options with the skills, qualifications, aptitudes and interests of these students as well as promote your business to the future workforce. Please help us make this event as exciting, interactive and informative as possible.
There is no registration or booth fee for Chamber members. We will have half of the Barnett Center for displays.
Businesses who participate should:
Plan to have hands-on or interactive activities. Something visual that will attract students to your booth (i.e. equipment and machinery).
Post a sign listing the various career options in your industry.
Bring along one or more employees who can interact and describe their job, education, training and answer questions.
Display or demonstrate skills or tasks that are common to your industry.
Provide promotional materials and handouts of each career description, required education and/or training, and starting salary.
Bring along one to two door prizes with your company logo.