Career Days

CAREER DAYS

Become a Sponsor ... An Exhibitor ... A Volunteer

May 4 & 5, 2016
9th Annual

On the above dates, 4,000 students (7th through 9th grade), teachers, school administrators, CTE directors, parents, industry leaders, and volunteers will converge on the campus of Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) for Career Days. The objective of Career Days is to provide students in our region with hands-on exposure to the diverse and exciting career opportunities requiring technical skills. According to the Department of Worforce Services (DWS), 76 percent of the jobs in Utah do not require a bachelor’s degree; however, most of them do require technical skills.

The Career Days event includes interactive exhibits, trade industry displays and demonstration projects all requiring student involvement. It is hoped that increased awareness will help students, parents, teachers, counselors and the community become more aware of the opportunities available for those who have the right skills. Our task is to convert students’ enthusiasm into a career path.
 

EVENT INFORMATION


Wednesday and Thursday
 
AM Rotation
8:15 to 8:30 a.m. Buses Arrive
8:30 to 9:15 a.m. (Rotation #1)
9:15 to 10 a.m. (Rotation #2)
10 to 10:45 a.m. (Rotation #3)
10:45 to 11 a.m. Load Buses
PM Rotation
11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Buses Arrive
11:45 to 12:30 p.m. (Rotation #1)
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. (Rotation #2)
1:15 to 2 p.m. (Rotation #3)
2 to 2:15 p.m. Load Buses

(Lunch is provided to all exhibitors and volunteers both days at 10:45 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.)
 

EXHIBITORS


Business leaders have a unique opportunity to interact, inform, connect with, and inspire our youth while students see and take part in something far beyond their classroom experience. Fill out the Career Days Exhibitor Form to be involved.

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Once students arrive at the campus, they are divided into three exhibit areas, and have two plus hours to explore and participate in the three different career exploration arenas.
 
EXHIBIT AREA 1: Heavy Equipment (outdoor) – Students try their skills at operating heavy equipment, while learning how each machine works and operates. The students are also able to visit with industry experts about career opportunities. Sample equipment includes: excavators, graders, loaders, backhoes, concrete mixers, etc.


 
EXHIBIT AREA 2: Trades Area** (indoor) – Students interact with the following departments: Auto-Collision, Automotive Services, Building Technology, Cabinetmaking, Diesel, Machining, Welding, Apprenticeship, Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL, Electronic Engineering, Automated Manufacturing & Robotics, and businesses related to these career areas.
 

 
EXHIBIT AREA 3: Trades Area** (indoor) - Students interact with the following departments: Business, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Drafting, Fashion Merchandising, Health Sciences, Interior Design, Meat Cutting, Real Estate, Cosmetology, e-Commerce, Vet Tech, Information Technology, and businesses related to these career areas.


 
**Trades Areas: Students have the opportunity to learn about the training opportunities available at BATC while interacting with business professionals and trying their hand at job-related skills and activities.
 

EDUCATORS


Attendance to Career Days is available to students in the northern region which include the Cache, Box Elder, and Rich counties. Students from other counties are welcome as space allows.

Schools: School registration link available February 1, 2016.
 

SPONSOR INFORMATION


Sponsor Exhibitor Reg Form

The following sponsorship opportunities are available:
 

$500 Gold
$300 Silver
$150 Bronze
  • Company name/logo on event bag – Large
  • Company name listed on poster/flyer
  • Company name listed on BATC Web site
  • Exhibitor booth
  • Lunch & refreshments both days for staff at booth
  • Company name/logo on event bag – Medium
  • Company name listed on BATC Web site
  • Exhibitor booth
  • Lunch & refreshments both days for staff at booth

 
  • Company name listed on BATC Web site
  • Exhibitor booth
  • Lunch & refreshments both days for staff at booth

 
Note: All GOLD & SILVER sponsors will be identified in print on event bags if sponsorship is received by Monday, March 21. Please e-mail logos in eps vector graphic format to gpeterson@batc.edu by March 21.
 
Sponsoring an event of this caliber is a great way to make a difference in and give back to your community while investing in its future.

 
Sponsors 2016 Exhibitors 2016
Alphagraphics
Autoliv
Box Elder School District
Bridgerland ATC
Cache County School District
Cache Valley Electric
Campbell Scientific
Komatsu Equipment
Lee’s Marketplace
Logan City School District
Oakdell
Specialized Analysis Engineering (SAE)
Staker Parson Companies
Utah 4-H/USU Cooperative Extension
Utah Occupational Safety & Health (UOSH)
Utah STEM Action Center
Whitaker Construction


















 
Air Care
AirMed
Autoliv
Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI)
Boys & Girls Club
Bridgerland ATC
Cache Business Resource Center (CBRC)    
Cache County Sheriff’s Office                  
Century Equipment
CoorsTek Medical
H & E
Honen Equipment
Hughes General Contractors, Inc.
InTech Collegiate
Intermountain Logan Regional Healthcare
Komatsu Equipment
Lee’s Marketplace
LeGrand Johnson
Logan City
Logan City Police Department
Oakdell
Renegade Rentals
Rupps Excavating
Sharp Transportation, Inc.
Speicalized Analysis Engineering (SAE)
Spindler Construction
Staker Parson Companies
Utah Electrical JATC
Utah Highway Patrol
Utah Occupational Safety & Health (UOSH)
Utah Sheet Metal Education & Training Trust
Utah STEM Action Center
Valley Structural Services
Wheeler Equipment
Whitaker Construction
Willow Park Zoo

CONTACT


EVENT COORDINATOR
Jeannie Johnson
jjohnson@batc.edu
435-760-0356
 
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY COORDINATORS
Gloria Peterson
gpeterson@batc.edu
 
Brad Sorenson
brad.sorenson@batc.edu
435-750-3276

HEAVY EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR
Mark Nielsen
mark.nielsen@loganutah.org
435-716-9151

ONSITE SECURITY COORDINATOR
Lyle Davis
lyle.davis@loganutah.org
435-994-1011

SCHOOL/PTA PARTICIPATION COORDINATORS
Jeannie Johnson
jjohnson@batc.edu
435-760-0356

Troy Christensen
tchristensen@batc.edu
435-237-0021
 
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Scott Williams
scott.williams@usu.edu
435-752-6263

TRADES TWO SUPERVISOR
John Davidson
jdavidson@batc.edu
435-750-3126
 
TRADES THREE SUPERVISOR
Wendy Brog
wbrog@batc.edu
435-750-3222

COMMENTS


“This was a remarkable event that every student in the state should have the opportunity to attend. My congratulations to the committee and staff who put on this event. It was truly a spectacular opportunity for students and a well planned and executed event.” -Participant

“Our kids loved the hands-on exhibits. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We loved it!” -Lori Nielsen, Career Counselor — Cache High School

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This was one of the best opportunities I have ever seen for students. You have done a tremendous job organizing and carrying out such a fantastic event. It got the kids thinking and more importantly, doing.”

“We hope you will continue to offer this wonderful event! I can only imagine the time, manpower, planning, and expense required. Please express our appreciation to each of your presenters. Our students will talk about this event for days and days!”


“We had a great time at Career Days. The kids learned a lot and were excited about the day. We want to be a part of next year’s event.“ -Michelle Hatch, Instructor — Mt. Logan Middle School

“Loved the great diversity of professions on display. AWESOME FOR KIDS!”