MiCareerQuest: Not Your Father’s Career Fair


Are you an employer in one of our region’s high demand industries?

Do you want to help shape the future of West Michigan’s workforce to meet your growing talent needs?

Join us at MiCareerQuest!

MiCareerQuest is a fun, interactive event where employers can engage their future workforce through hands-on exhibits that demonstrate the skills used in their trade. On May 13, 2020, MiCarereQuest will host 7,500 students at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids where they can connect with employers from advanced manufacturing, construction, health sciences and information technology.

Why an interactive career fair?

  • Get students excited about in-demand careers,
  • help them understand they can get a great job with or without a four-year degree and
  • let them know about the many opportunities that exist here in West Michigan.

“I love participating in MiCareerQuest every year! I think it is incredibly useful for students to speak with people working in a position they are thinking of pursuing.” – Prior MiCareerQuest Exhibitor

In previous years employers have provided opportunities for students to play virtual reality games, control robotic arms, weld and practice drawing blood on synthetic arms. Employer representatives also discuss their own personal career pathway, sharing things like schooling, training and certification/licensing requirements for their occupation.

Ready to learn more or get involved? Submit this form to connect with a business solutions representative and attend an upcoming planning meeting. Planning meetings are held monthly at our service center located at 215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Employer assists student with virtual reality gameMiCareerQuest 2020 Planning Meeting Schedule

Construction Sector: Monday, January 6, 2020 – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Health Sciences Sector: Thursday, January 9 – 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Information Technology: Tuesday, January 14 – 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Manufacturing: Thursday, January 16 – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Check out these industry talent councils to learn more about our collaborative efforts to address talent shortages and build a pipeline of talent for the future.