Annual Career Day for Door and Kewaunee County 8th grade students takes place on Tuesday, March 13, from 9 am to 2:30 pm at NWTC – Sturgeon Bay, sponsored by the Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP), Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club.
The Career Day program provides area students with an understanding of local career clusters and the variety of occupational opportunities available, information about the skills that employers are looking for and recommendations about what courses and extracurricular activities that students might participate in during their high school years to better prepare them to enter the local workforce.
Approximately 400 students representing public and parochial schools throughout Door and Kewaunee counties are expected to attend. These students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of career clusters. Career areas include:
Arts, Auto/Diesel, Business Administration, Communications, Computers, Construction, Human Services, Tourism, Industrial Technology, Military, Natural Resources/Agriculture, Nursing, Specialized Health Care and Utilities.
The 2012 Career Day mentors will represent: American Folklore Theatre, Baylake Bank, City of Sturgeon Bay Fire and Police Deptartments, Lenius Insurance and Financial Services, County of Door’s Information Services, Emergency Services and Sheriff’s Deptartments, Door County Job Center, Door County Memorial Hospital, Door County Visitor Bureau, Door Shakespeare, Harmann Studios, Hatco Corporation, Jim Olson Motors, Music & Arts School of Door County, NEW Industries, NWTC, Rio Creek Feed Mill, Schaut Renovations, Staudenmaier Chiropractic Center, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, The Big Dawg – WSRG, The Village Cafe, Therma-Tron-X Inc., U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, United Water, WLUK Fox 11, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Forester and Warden and Wisconsin Public Service.
The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership was created in 1999 to facilitate students acquiring the skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in the ever-changing, global workforce. The vision of DKBEP is to prepare students for careers and lifelong learning through the partnering of education, business and community. Opportunities are created for educators to increase knowledge and “hands-on” experience with business and career learning, and for businesses to define their long and short-term labor needs and help integrate “work-based experience” into the school curriculum.