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September 27, 2022 - September 28, 2022
Career Quest was created in 2019 in partnership with 10 K-12 public school systems around the region, and include Alleghany Highlands Public Schools, Botetourt County Public Schools, Craig County Public Schools, Floyd County Public Schools, Franklin County Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, Radford City Public Schools, Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke County Public Schools, and Salem City Public Schools. This event sees approximately 4,000 7th grade students come through the Salem Civic Center over two days to interact with businesses who bring hands-on activities to showcase their career opportunities. The whole purpose of this event is to prevent the “brain drain” that occurs in our region – our youth and young adults graduate high school and leave and never come back.
Businesses that are interested in attending the event can register to attend here. The business/organization will need to create a hands-on activity that kids can interact with during the event to excite them about careers in the region. We can help if any business is stuck on what to do!