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MCC to Host 2019 Career Exploration Showcase

[Monday, March 25, 2019]


Middle school students through high school sophomores and their families are invited to explore career options or learn about career possibilities they didn’t even know existed at the 2019 Community Career Exploration Showcase from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at McHenry County College in the MCC Gym 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.

Event highlights include both the STEM Zone and Engineering Zone, where students can learn about some of the most in-demand and fastest growing careers. Attendees can also try some hands-on activities, watch demos and talk to industry experts from a variety of fields. Representatives will be available from mechanical, aeronautic, electrical and environmental engineering.

Professionals from other industries will answer questions about their professions, including manufacturing, robotics, health care, business, emergency response, and many more fields. A special “Career Cruising Corner” will help students connect their passions to a career.

MCC educational divisions will feature learning opportunities in such industries as manufacturing and engineering/robotics, culinary and hospitality, health professions, public services, horticulture, the arts, and business. Select tours of labs may be available.

In addition, the MCC Kids and College program will highlight summer programs for middle and high school students. Plus, students and families can find out about 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 Network Board.

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



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