CAREER DAYS

Become a Sponsor ... An Exhibitor ... A Volunteer

On April 30 and May 1, 3,500 students (7th through 9th grade), teachers, school administrators, CTE directors, parents, industry leaders and volunteers will converge on the campus of Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) for the 5th annual Career Days. The objective of Career Days is to provide students in our region with hands-on exposure to the diverse and exciting career opportunities requiring technical skills. According to DWS, 76 percent of the jobs in Utah do not require a bachelor’s degree; however, most of them do require technical skills. The Career Days event includes interactive exhibits, trade industry displays and demonstration projects all requiring student involvement. It is hoped that increased awareness will help students, parents, teachers, counselors and the community become more aware of the opportunities available for those who have the right skills. Our task is to convert students’ enthusiasm into a career path.

EVENT INFORMATION


The event runs as follows:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 and Thursday, May 1, 2014

AM Rotation

8:15 to 8:30 am Buses Arrive
8:30 to 9:15 am Rotation #1
9:15 to 10 am Rotation #2
10 to 10:45 am Rotation #3
10:45 to 11 am Load Buses

PM Rotation

11:30 to 11:45 am Buses Arrive
11:45 to 12:30 pm Rotation #1
12:30 to 1:15 pm Rotation #2
1:15 to 2 pm Rotation #3
2 to 2:15 pm Load Buses

Lunch is provided to all exhibitors and volunteers both days at 10:45 to 11:20 am

Once students arrive at the campus, they are divided into three groups, and have two plus hours to explore and participate in the three different career exploration arenas.

*EXHIBIT AREA 1: HEAVY EQUIPMENT (outdoors)

*EXHIBIT AREA 2: TRADES (indoors) Auto-Collision, Automotive, Building Trades, Cabinetmaking, Diesel, Machine Technology, Welding, Apprenticeship, Heavy Duty Equipment, Electronics, Industrial Automation, and businesses related to these career areas.

*EXHIBIT AREA 3: TRADES (indoors) Business, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Drafting, Fashion Merchandising, Health Science, Interior Design, Meat Cutting, Real Estate, Cosmetology, e-Commerce, and Information Technology, Vet Tech, and businesses related to these career areas.

EXHIBITORS


Students see and take part in something far beyond their classroom experience & how it might be turned into a future career opportunity. Business leaders have a unique opportunity to interact, inform, connect with, and inspire our youth.


EXHIBIT AREA 1: HEAVY EQUIPMENT (outdoors) – Students can try their skills at operating heavy equipment. Sample equipment includes excavators, graders, loaders, backhoes, concrete mixers, etc. Students can visit with industry experts about career opportunities and see how things really work.

TRADES AREAS: Students have the opportunity to learn about the training opportunities available at BATC while interacting with business professionals and trying their hand at job-related skills and activities.

EXHIBIT AREA 2: TRADES AREA – Auto-Collision, Automotive, Building Trades, Cabinetmaking, Diesel, Machine Technology, Welding, Apprenticeship, Heavy Duty Equipment, Electronics, Industrial Automation

EXHIBIT AREA 3: TRADES AREA - American Sign Language, Business, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Drafting, Fashion Merchandising, Health Science, Interior Design, Meat Cutting, Real Estate, Cosmetology, e-Commerce, Vet Tech, and Information Technology

 

EDUCATORS


Attendance to Career Days is available to students in the northern region which include the Cache, Box Elder, and Rich counties. Students from other counties are welcome as space allows.

--Event Map and Registration Coming Soon--

CONTACT


EVENT CHAIR

Troy Christensen

tchristensen@batc.edu

435-237-0021

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY COORDINATORS

Gloria Peterson

gpeterson@batc.edu

 

Brad Sorenson

brad.sorenson@batc.edu

435-750-3276

HEAVY EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR

Mark Nielsen

mark.nielsen@loganutah.org

435-716-9151

ONSITE TRANSPORATION COORDINATOR

To be announced

SCHOOL PARTICIPATION COORDINATOR

Jeannie Johnson

jjohnson@batc.edu

435-760-0356

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Scott Williams

scott.williams@usu.edu

435-752-6263

TRADES ONE SUPERVISOR

Wendy Brog

wbrog@batc.edu

435-750-3222

TRADES TWO SUPERVISOR

John Davidson

jdavidson@batc.edu

435-750-3126

SPONSOR INFORMATION


Career Days is a career pathways event brought to the northern region through the collaborative efforts of BATC, The Department of Workforce Services (DWS), Komatsu, and Logan City. The following sponsorship opportunities are available:


$1,000 Platinum Sponsor

    1. Company name/logo on event bag – Large
    2. Company name listed on poster/flyer
    3. Company name listed on Web site link www.batc.edu
    4. Exhibitor booth
    5. Lunch & refreshments both days for staff at booth

$500 Gold Sponsor

    1. Company name/logo on event bag – Medium
    2. Company name listed on Web site link www.batc.edu
    3. Exhibitor booth
    4. Lunch & refreshments both days for staff at booth

$300 Silver Sponsor

    1. Company name listed on Web site link www.batc.edu
    2. Exhibitor booth
    3. Lunch & refreshments both days for staff at booth

$150 Bronze Sponsor

    1. Company name listed on Web site link www.batc.edu
    2. Exhibitor booth
    3. Lunch & refreshments both days for staff at booth

Sponsoring an event of this caliber is a great way to make a difference in and give back to your community while investing in its future.


SPONSORS 2014


Box Elder School District

Bridgerland ATC

Cache School District

Career and Technical Education

Interform

Komatsu Equipment

Logan City

Logan City School District

4-H USU Cooperative Extension

Whitaker Construction

 

EXHIBITORS 2014


Bridgerland ATC Departments

Autoliv (IBC)

Komatsu Equipment

Cache Business Resource Center (CBRC)

Cache County Sheriff's Office

Cache Valley Transit

Campbell Scientific

H & E

Honnen Equipment

InTech MegaBots

Intermountain Healthcare

Legrand Johnson

Logan City

Logan City Environmental Dept.

Logan City Police Department

Luxfer Utah

Nucor Steel-Utah

Renegade Sports

Rupps Excavating

Spindler Construction

Utah Highway Patrol

Wheeler Equipment

Whitaker Construction

Willow Park Zoo

 

EXHIBITORS 2013


Autonomous Solutions

Bridgerland ATC Departments

Cache County Sheriff's Dpt.

Cache Valley Transit District

Campbell Scientific Inc.

H&E

Honnen

InTech Collegiate High School- MegaBots

Intermountain Healthcare (IHC)

Juniper Systems, Inc.

Komatsu Equipment

Lab-Volt Systems

LeGrand Johnson

Local Union 140 Plumbers,- Pipefitters, HVAC & R

Logan City

Logan City Light & Power

Logan City Recycling

Logan City Sewer

Nucor Steel

OSHA

Providence City

Renegade

Rupps Excavating

Spindler Construction

Stratasys

Utah Highway Patrol

Vexxel Composites, LLC

Wheeler Equipment

Whitaker Construction

 

COMMENTS


“This was a remarkable event that every student in the state should have the opportunity to attend. My congratulations to the committee and staff who put on this event. It was truly a spectacular opportunity for students and a well planned and executed event.” -Participant

“Our kids loved the hands-on exhibits. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We loved it!” -Lori Nielsen, Career Counselor — Cache High School

"This was awesome! Thank you for having us!"

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This was one of the best opportunities I have ever seen for students. You have done a tremendous job organizing and carrying out such a fantastic event. It got the kids thinking and more importantly, doing.”

“The smile on these kid’s faces is worth every bit of work and effort to get them here. What a great event! Thank you!"

“The hands-on activities were awesome! Everyone was so pleasant, informative, and interested in the students.”

“Loved the great diversity of professions on display. AWESOME FOR KIDS!”

“I thought it was great! Kids were engaged. Best field trip we’ve ever been on!”

“We hope you will continue to offer this wonderful event! I can only imagine the time, manpower, planning, and expense required. Please express our appreciation to each of your presenters. Our students will talk about this event for days and days!”

“We had a great time at Career Days. The kids learned a lot and were excited about the day. We want to be a part of next year’s event.“ -Michelle Hatch, Instructor — Mt. Logan Middle School