Calendar | Events
November 2019

Employment/Job Fair
Career Fair Saturday Nov 9 10am-Noon BGM School
Address: Brooklyn, IA  
Date: November 9, 2019

Career Fair Saturday Nov 9 10am-Noon BGM School

Employers and High School Students and parents, can still sign up for the Career Fair Saturday, November 9, 2019 at BGM School from 10 A.M. until noon.

Come to a showcase of career opportunities of Poweshiek County. For students planning to enter the work force directly after high school and for those who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education and then a career.

Area employers are invited to gather and educate students and their parents about the abundance of occupations and opportunities that exist locally. Instead of focusing on jobs that will take students far away, we want to show them how to begin a career and potentially advance in that career within our local communities.

Represent your business at this career fair to help build attendees’ knowledge of the employment opportunities that are available locally. A rectangular table and access to electricity in the main gym will be provided for each business.

Students will identify already existing career interests and then consider new possibilities as they visit different businesses represented at the career fair. As they find potentially interesting career ideas, they will ask about the required skills and education, the employment outlook, and expected pay and benefits. This Career Fair is open to any high school juniors and seniors in Poweshiek county (and nearby areas) and is not limited to any school district.

We look forward to strengthening the community’s understanding of local career options through this event.

Businesses: Register by emailing

High School Students, Register through:
Neal Van Ersvelde, BGM Guidance Counselor | (641) 522-7058

-Please arrive anytime between 9am and 10am. Career Fair begins at 10am.
-The Career Fair is in BGM's High School Gym
-1090 Jackson St. Brooklyn, IA 52211
-Please park in the paved parking lot and enter through the south entrance
-Tear down/event ends at noon.

Future Ready Iowa Speaker
Contact: Jessica Menary  
Phone: 6419905324
Address: 930 Park St., Grinnell, IA 50112  
Location: Drake Community Library
Date: November 21, 2019  (8:30am - 10:30am)

Poweshiek Employers and School Administrators: Join us as Kathy Leggett speaks about how Future Ready Iowa impacts Iowa's workforce, and Lori Wildman speaks about Alliant Energy's apprenticeship program and how you can similarly engage and advance. Come discuss and learn how Future Ready Iowa can help you continue to develop your workforce through: apprenticeship programs, the Employer Innovation Fund, scholarship and grant programs, and connections with educators and students.

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Location: Drake Community Library, Caulkins Community Room
Address: 930 Park St. Grinnell IA, 50112
Refreshments will be provided: Grin City Bakery and Saints Rest
Please register through the attached link by Tuesday November 19th or contact
Click here to register for this event.