High school students and their parents/guardians can get information and advice on a variety of career fields

    A first-of-its-kind career-day style of event will take place Wednesday evening, Feb. 20 at Crookston High School, and it’s not just for freshmen through seniors; their parents/guardians are welcome to participate as well.

    It’s called “Northwest Minnesota World of Work” and it will expose high school students and their parents to a variety of career opportunities, with presentations in a variety of career fields made by local and area professionals. Times Sports Editor Nolan Beilstein is among the presenters, and he’ll talk about communication and journalism in the digital age.

    The event will get underway at 6 p.m. and conclude at 8:10 p.m.

    In addition to detailing educational requirements for various career fields and what it’s like to actually be in those career fields, the World of Work event will also shed light on the jobs available in northwest Minnesota and which employers currently have the greatest workforce demands. Students and their parents will also hear about internship and apprentice opportunities, scholarships, job shadowing or incentive programs.

    During the two hour-plus event, students and parents will get to choose three career panels out of a half dozen to listen to.

    The career panel fields include:

    • Business Management, & Administration
    • Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
    • Arts, Communications, & Information Systems
    • Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology
    • Health Science Technology
    • Human Services

    An introduction from 6 to 6:30 p.m. will kick off the World of Work event, and the trio of 30-minute sessions will follow.

    If you’d like to know more, contact CHS counselor Leah Zimmerman at leahkent@isd593.org or Fisher School counselor Erin Terpstra at beskee@fisher.k12.mn.us.