Proctor Schools, Essentia Health Host Student Career Fair

PROCTOR, Minn. – Students at Proctor High and A.I. Jedlicka Middle schools got the chance to learn more about the various job opportunities the medical field has to offer.

Proctor Pathways and Essentia Health showcased nearly two dozen different departments, ranging from nursing to athletic training to sterile processing tech.

Organizers say this is the first time since the start of the pandemic they have been able to host a career fair in person.

“I think for so long being behind a screen it’s really hard to get that hands on learning that we love in schools and what Pathways is all about,” says Sarah Klyve, Student Success Coordinator at Proctor School District.  “The students have just love the opportunity to be able to work with their hands and just to be able to experience learning in a really impactful way right now.”

Students were also excited to have the chance to see the various job opportunities, including ones that they would not be aware of without the career fair.  “Maybe my mind has changed a little,” says Zachary Johnson, junior at Proctor High School.  “Maybe I will go one way or another.  It’s good to see what the options are to have.”

With their first career fair during the pandemic underway, organizers say they hope to have similar events with other businesses and groups in the future.

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