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The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) invests resources, facilitates collaboration, and promotes philanthropy to make the region a better place to live and work. Our vision is that Northwest Minnesota will be a place where communities and people work together to foster opportunity, promote philanthropy and enrich the lives of all residents. Seeking to achieve this vision we collaborate with key partners, one being a group of regional leaders called Impact 20/20. Members of the group have identified three key drivers of tomorrow’s economy: state-of-the-art broadband infrastructure, excellent educational systems, and a talented workforce. Increasingly, career awareness is seen as critical to both getting a good education and learning the right job skills. Together, NMF and Impact 20/20 are announcing the launch of the Northern AdvantEdge Career Expo; an event that addresses the need to retain our youth to be educated and work in our wonderful region.

Karen White, NMF Vice President of Programs

When and Where?

The Third Annual Northern AdvantEdge Career Expo will be held at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, on November 9th, 2016.

What is a Career Expo?

The Career Expo is an educational activity designed for high school students who are beginning to explore career paths related to employment opportunities in North Central Minnesota. Through this event the students were not only exposed to career opportunities in the region but also the educational and training programs designed to prepare them for these careers.

2016 Exbihibitor Registration NOW OPEN!