Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection will soon be launching a new, localized career exploration website for area high school students. TheGameofCareers.com will be a fun, engaging website showcasing local industries and careers through interactive online simulations and activities, videos, photos, and relevant local career information, all in a free, secure setting. On select scheduled days, students will also have the opportunity to participate in live group chats or video conference calls with local professionals and post-secondary partners to ask questions about careers and their work environments.
This career exploration experience is being built because Covid-19 restrictions make it impossible for the annual Bridges Career Exploration Day event to occur in 2021.
Initial funding of this new Bridges project is being provided by Sourcewell, the Central Lakes Perkins Consortium, the Initiative Foundation, and the Crow Wing Power Community Trust fund. Additional funders are still being sought. The Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection program is supported by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, Central Lakes College, MSTATE and area high school districts.
For more information about Bridges, visit BridgesConnection.org.