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McHenry County College to Host 2017 Career Exploration Showcase

[Thursday, March 23, 2017]

Middle schoolers through high school sophomores and their families can explore career options or learn about careers they didn’t even know about at the Community Career Exploration Showcase from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 at McHenry County College in the MCC Gym/Multi-purpose Room and Commons area in Building B. The college is located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake.

Students can find out about what careers to pursue, learn about new career choices that interest them and the education options available. Demonstrations by local businesses and

MCC educational programs will highlight a variety of industries. A special “Career Cruising Corner” will help students connect their passions to a career.

In addition, the MCC Kids and College program will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Zone and will also highlight summer programs for middle and high schoolers. Students can hear from a variety of professionals and what they do on their jobs in manufacturing and engineering/robotics, culinary, health care, social assistance, finance, marketing and graphic design and many more fields.

MCC educational divisions will highlight such industries as manufacturing and engineering/robotics, culinary and hospitality, health professions, public services, and business. Select tours of labs may be available.

In addition, students and families can find out the Dual-Credit programs for high school students. The event is hosted by McHenry County College, in partnership with all McHenry County School Districts, the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation and the Workforce Investment Board.

The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, contact Kellie Carper, manager of New-Student Transitions, at (815) 455-8670 or or visit



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