More than 1,400 young people from 33 metro-area high schools will attend today the Public Service Career Expo 2017 at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Fun, interactive exhibits introduce high school students to public service careers projected to be in high demand over the next five to 10 years. Professionals from across Johnson County Government join regional peers to host this career event.
The expo highlights eight key sectors of public service careers: law enforcement; public works, utilities and aviation; fire, emergency medical services and emergency management; parks and recreation; health and human services; courts and legal services; technology; and public administration. Representatives from several colleges will be on hand to answer students’ questions about educational pathways to public service jobs.
During the event, students will also learn about youth-oriented public sector experiential learning opportunities, such as job shadowing, internships and mentorships.
Sponsors of the expo include Amazon, the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities, MC Realty Group, Midwest Public Risk, Prep KC, the cities of Gladstone, Kansas City and Liberty in Missouri, the cities of Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee in Kansas, Jackson County, Missouri, Johnson County, Kansas and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas.