IGNITE Your Future
This new 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 14 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!
Ignite Student Pre-event Survey (Complete this anonymous survey by October 16)
Ignite Your Future Activities to Explore so Far
(Tentative Activity List – Students will each receive a printed final version with a map on event day.)
Post-event survey (Available beginning October 25)
Post-event evaluation (Available beginning October 25)
- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
- Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
- Glencoe-Silver Lake
- Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
- Lester Prairie
- New Century Academy
- Sibley East
- Winsted Holy Trinity
- Wright Technical Center
Thanks to our sponsors:
Goebel Fixtures • Hicks Trucking Co. • Launch Your Future Today (LYFT) Career Pathways Grant • McLeod County • Meeker Development Corporation • Southwest Initiative Foundation • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union • Towmaster
Kudos to our event planning partners:
3M • Achieve TFC • CareerForce • Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Service, Inc. • Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce • Hutchinson Health • Litchfield Area Chamber of Commerce • Mid-Minnesota Perkins Partnership • Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development • MITGI • Ridgewater College • Ridgewater College Foundation • United Way