Thursday, November 14, 2013

7th -12th Graders Attend Career & College Fair

On November 1, 2013 North Platte students in grades 7-12 had the opportunity to attend North Platte's career and college fair. This event takes place every other year.  Students had a variety of careers to explore as over 50 different businesses attended the event.   Businesses attending were: AHEC, Altec, Brightergy, Cerner, Citigroup, Congressman Sam Graves' Office, Cook's Corner Cafe, Coram Pharmaceuticals, Family Dental Care, Foley Equipment, Fox 26 KNPN, Heartland Clinic of Platte City, Helzberg Diamonds, Hillyard Industries, Kansas City Police Department, KC Coyote/Isotech, KCP&L, Kiewit Power Engineers, Lincoln Public Schools/Noyes Art Gallery, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, Men's Wearhouse, Mid-Continent Public Library, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Mavericks Hockey, Misouri State Highway Patrol, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Missouri Western State University Health Informatics/Information Management Program, North Kansas City Fire Department, North Platte Schools (Speech/Language Pathology), Northland Regional Ambulance District, Northwest Implement, Platte City Flowers, Platte County Citizen, Platte County Health Department, Platte County Juvenile Department, Platte County Prosecutors Office, Platte County Sheriff's Department, Platte Valley Bank, Remington Nature Center, Select Physical Therapy, St. Luke's Hospital, Sur-Gro Plant Food Company, Swiss Re, Synergy, The Home Depot, MOST-Missouri's 529 Savings Plan, The Journey Home, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Unites States Secret Service, and the YMCA.

Post-secondary institutions and military recruiters that attended were: Emporia State University, Missouri Western State University, Northwest Missouri State University, Pittsburg State University,  Greater Kansas City Laborers Training Center, Missouri Air National Guard, Missouri National Guard, United States Air Force, United States Army, Hillyard Technical Center, Northland Career Center, Linn State Technical College, Highland Community College, Maple Woods Community College and Southeast Community College (Milford, NE).

I would like to thank each and every individual/business who attended our career fair.  We had an awesome outpouring of support from local and surrounding businesses.  Thank you for making this an awesome event for our students.  They gained a lot of valuable information that will help them in planning their futures.