Career Expo: Future Jobs

NEW ULM – Tenth-graders aren’t usually too concerned with their career plans, but it won’t be many years until they are making decisions about what they want to do and where they can work.

For the ninth year, New Ulm’s Career Expo has introduced them to the idea that there are careers possibilities right here at home.

The Career Expo Wednesday at the New Ulm Civic Center brought nearly 330 students from area high schools together with 53 businesses and post-secondary schools to introduce them to the possibility that good jobs and careers are available in their home town.

All too often, students who go away to college look elsewhere for opportunities. That’s why the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation, Junior Achievement and the New Ulm Personnel Association have collaborated on the Career Expo.

On Wednesday afternoon, students from New Ulm High School, Cathedral High School, Minnesota Valley Lutheran, and Sleepy Eye Public and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s strolled the civic center, trying out activities and gathering information about the kinds of careers that are available in New Ulm and the area. Careers ranged from service industry, to manufacturing, to construction, to communications, banking and business.