IGNITE Your Future
This hands-on, interactive, fun career exploration event connects education and industry for high school sophomores in central Minnesota, contributing to the regional economic and workforce needs.
IGNITE Your Future is an extraordinary opportunity to explore a huge variety of careers and is sure to have something for everyone, regardless of educational and career goals. Students from 12 different schools will each spend two highly engaging hours exploring potential careers.
Please note: Photos and short videos will be taken during this event for promotional purposes to share with sponsors, grant partners and community supporters. If you wish NOT to be in photos, kindly step away from any nearby cameras. We will respect your wishes.
Spark your interests to IGNITE your future!
2022 School and Student Welcome Video
(to be viewed at high schools prior to coming to Ridgewater or at Ridgewater on event day)
2022 Event Guide (activity list and map combined)
- Activity Partners & Volunteers
2022 Post-event IGNITE activity partner evaluation (link coming October 17)
2022 Participating schools so far:
- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
- Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
- Glencoe-Silver Lake
- Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
- Lester Prairie
- New Century Academy
- Sibley East
- Plus home schools
Thanks to our 2022 sponsors for believing in this event:
Goebel Fixtures • Hutchinson Health • IRD Glass • Launch Your Future Today (LYFT) Career Pathways Grant • Meeker Development Corporation • Michael Foods • Millerbrend • MITGI • RiteWay Conveyors • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union • Southwest Initiative Foundation • Warrior Manufacturing
Kudos to our event planning 2022 partners:
3M • Achieve TFC • CareerForce • Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Service, Inc. • Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce • Litchfield Area Chamber of Commerce • McKimm Transit • McLeod County Sheriff’s Department • Mid-Minnesota Development Commission • Mid-Minnesota Perkins Partnership • Presbyterian Homes & Services – Harmony River • Ridgewater College • Ridgewater College Customized Training & Continuing Education • Ridgewater College Foundation • Southwest Initiative Foundation • Vivid Image