​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​Career Discovery Events

The Career Discovery Network offers a variety of Career Discovery Events to help students get a taste of various career pathways before entering college. Our event calendar offers the following opportunities to help students learn about careers, educational options and businesses in our region:

  • ​Career Exploration Days
  • Workplace Career Exploration Days
  • Virtual Ask a Professional Sessions
  • STEM Festival

Click on the Event Calendar and Registration link for more details and information.​

Educators: please call 515-965-7117 or email prior to registering an entire class.

Events calendar and registration ​

​​Teaching for the Workforce: Story County​​​

Dates: Summer 2022 TBA​​​​​​

This interactive and engaging 4-day course allows K-12 educators, counselors, and administrators to experience today’s real STEM workplaces and build an understanding of essential concepts for workplace success. Each day includes tours and panels with regional companies, as well as hands-on experiences and engaging discussions with education and industry experts on how to help our students be more “future ready.”​ Upon completion, educators will receive 2 license renewal credits though Heartland AEA, if desired.​

Teaching for the Workforce: Story​ County Conference Fees
Course + 2 License Renewal Credits = $70​
Course Only = FREE

Questions? Email​​ or call 515-965-7117


​​Classroom Opportunities

​​The Career Discovery Network can help coordinate the following classroom opportunities. All requests are dependent upon our availability, but we will do our best to accommodate you and make connections with business and industry partners.

Business and Industry Guest Speakers

Business and Industry Tours

Mock Interview Sessions​

If you'd like to discuss partnering on classroom activities, please ​​email​.

​​Teacher Externships

How many times have you heard a student ask, “When will I ever use this?”

During the summer, educators have a chance to work side-by-side with knowledgeable and skilled industry employees who help bring the classroom curriculum to life. Teacher Externships provide educators with the exposure to answer questions about real-world application, prepare students for careers, and improve educational experiences. 

Apply for a Teacher Externship through Iowa STEM:


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