On April 30, 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.
The event runs as follows:
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.
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
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--
EVENT CHAIR AND BUSINESS & INDUSTRY COORDINATOR
HEAVY EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR
ONSITE TRANSPORATION COORDINATOR
SCHOOL PARTICIPATION COORDINATOR
TRADES ONE SUPERVISOR
TRADES TWO SUPERVISOR
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:
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.
“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