Date: Thu, Sep 28th, 2023

Worlds of Work introduces area students to career fields

More than 2,000 students from around northcentral Montana visited Great Falls College and the University of Providence on Tuesday to explore various career fields as part of Worlds of Work.

More than 2,000 eighth- and 10th-grade students were able to explore possible career options on the campuses of Great Falls College and the University of Providence on Tuesday.

The event, put on by United Way of Cascade County and the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce as part of Central Montana Works, had 74 industry partners showcasing careers in everything from nursing to finance to military and police work with helicopters, backhoes, ambulances and everything in between on the two campuses.

It was the second annual event put on by Central Montana Works, and it was a huge hit.

“What stood out to me was the connection with the all the kids and how everyone was socially together, and I believe that just the variety of everything happening and what the options were and how inclusive everything was,” said Heather Sherburn, a sophomore at Big Sandy High School. “It was just awesome quite honestly. My experience was great here.”

The purpose of the fair is to pique the interest of students about what is possible.

“It helps us decide and introduces us to careers,” said Mary Dinigsao, an eighth-grader at East Middle School in Great Falls.

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