By Symphanie Bolds, Indiana Commission for Higher Education Intern

Remember asking yourself “What do I want to do with my life?” when you were in high school? Well today, the next generation begins the reflection as early as Kindergarten!

As a result, a constant effort is being made to give children the opportunity to explore many exciting possibilities of what they could be. Keep reading to learn about the Career Ready kickoff event Learn More Indiana recently co-hosted with Chapelwood Elementary School and gain ideas for hosting an event with your organization!

Kindergarten is not too early to start thinking about college and careers.
The possibilities are endless for young imaginative minds, and the children and families of Chapelwood Elementary in Indianapolis had the chance to explore the state’s highest demand industries.

Check out the visual recap to see how the Family Career Night was a success and gather some ideas to host your own Career Ready Week event!



After dinner, families ventured to the gymnasium where area employers set up a career information fair to talk with families about the different job opportunities and resources available at each organization.

From flight captains to dentists and bakers to firefighters, all children had the chance to speak to employers and explore with interactive activities what their futures could look like.  

Almost 20 employers participated in the event, helping make it a huge success.

Thank you to everyone for helping make this event possible and delivering more opportunities to the Hoosier state!

About Career Ready
During the spring and summer, Learn More Indiana hands out materials and helps organize career fairs and speakers to help students figure out what their career interests are. Learn more about helping students discover their passions through the Career Ready campaign.

Find FREE resources and materials for hosting your own event HERE.

See what Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers
had to say about the event in the Commission’s press release:
State Helps Families Explore Career Options in Indiana’s High-Demand Industries.