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Northern Valley Career Expo will host record number of schools

The Northern Valley Career Expo is set to host a record number of schools at the Alerus Center. The Wednesday expo is expected to surpass a total of 10,000 students who have participated over the past seven years, said Brandon Baumbach, business ...

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The Northern Valley Career Expo is set to host a record number of schools at the Alerus Center.

The Wednesday expo is expected to surpass a total of 10,000 students who have participated over the past seven years, said Brandon Baumbach, business development manager at the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp.

Over 1,700 students will attend the Northern Valley Career Expo this year.

More than 30 high schools will bring sophomores to the career expo, the largest number of schools to date, Baumbach said.

The event was developed as a response to workforce needs and to expose high school students to career opportunities in the region, Baumbach said.

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"Hopefully, this helps inform their career decision and they're ready to make a career choice when they graduate high school," he said.

More than 100 companies from the region will be at the Alerus Center to showcase their industries to students.

"These companies are working together, rather than competing," Baumbach said.

A morning session will start at 9:15 a.m. and an afternoon session will begin at 12:10 p.m.

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