Michigan 4-H Agriculture Career Fair scheduled for May 13, 2017

There are only enough graduates trained to fill 55 percent of the jobs available in Michigan’s booming agriculture industry. The 4-H Agriculture Career Fair gives teens a chance to learn about the plethora of job possibilities.

Michigan teens ages 13-19 will have the chance to explore potential career options in Michigan’s second largest industry on May 13, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the 4-H Agriculture Career Fair in Frankenmuth, Michigan, at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Registration for the event is $20 and includes lunch. Participants can register for the event at 4-H Agriculture Career Fair. Deadline to register is May 3.

The agriculture industry produces over $100 billion of economic activity annually in Michigan, but there are only enough graduates trained to fill 55 percent of the job openings available in the industry. The 4-H Agriculture Career Fair gives teens a chance to learn about the plethora of job possibilities across the entire agri-food spectrum. Participants will explore how they can connect their interests, whether it be science, communication, business or service, to a future career option. The 4-H Agriculture Career Fair will also feature sessions on networking, resume writing, goal-setting and interviewing.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills they learn at the workshop over lunch and during the afternoon career fair. Potential employers will be on-hand to network with participants over lunch. Following lunch, career fair vendors will be available to visit with all participants.

If you have questions about the 4-H Agriculture Career Fair, please contact me at the Sanilac County Michigan State University Extension office at 810-648-2515 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Michigan State University Extension and Michigan 4-H Youth Development help to prepare young people for successful futures. As a result of career exploration and workforce preparation activities, thousands of Michigan youth are better equipped to make important decisions about their professional future, ready to contribute to the workforce and able to take fiscal responsibility in their personal lives.

To learn about the positive impact of Michigan 4-H youth career preparation, money management and entrepreneurship programs, read the 2015 Impact Report: “Preparing Michigan Youth for Future Careers and Employment.”

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