Bloomington Area Career Center

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1202 East Locust St. 

Bloomington, IL 61702

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Join the Bloomington Area Career Center for the 13th annual Career Expo! This event provides over 1,600 8th grade students an interactive and educational experience into potential future career paths. Students visit booths lead by local business and industry partners to participate in hands-on activities and gain information about that career field. 

The Career Expo is an opportunity for students to get a deeper understanding of different careers available in central Illinois, and help guide their future education toward a career path that interests them. 


2019 Industry Partners 

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 

Automotive and Transportation 

Architecture and Construction 

  • BACC Culinary Arts 

  • Bloomington County Club

  • Cornbelt Energy

  • Evergreen FS

  • Green Top Grocer

  • Growmark

  • ISU Department of Agriculture

  • Nicor 

  • BACC Automotive

  • Connect Transit

  • O'Brien Automotive

  • Rivian Automotive  

  • BACC CAD/Civil Engineering

  • BACC Construction Trades

  • Bloomington Normal Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

  • Carlson Exteriors

  • Carpenters Union

  • Core 3

  • Farnsworth Group 

  • Illinois Laborers and Contractors Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program 

  • Local 99 Plumbers and Pipe-fitters Apprenticeship Program  

Arts, Audio/Video Technology 

  • BACC Graphic Design and Video Production

  • Neuhoff Media 

Education and Training 

  • BACC Barbering 

  • BACC Cosmetology

  • Bloomington Public Library

  • Cadence Academy Preschool 

  • Heartland Community College

  • Mclean County Ag in the Classroom

  • Regional Office of Education #17

  • University of Illinois Extension and 4-H Mclean County 

Information Technology    and Finance

  • AFNI 

  • BACC Computer Technology and Networking


  • Flanagan State Bank

  • IAA Credit Union

  • Illinois State Credit Union

  • Open Source Classrooms Maker Space

  • State Farm  

Health, Government and Human Services

  • Advocate Bromenn

  • American Red Cross

  • Army National Guard

  • BACC Medical Terminology

  • BACC Nurse Assisting

  •  City of Bloomington

  • Division of Rehab Services

  • Goodwill Career Center

  • Heritage Operations Group

  • ISU Audiology

  • Marcfirst

  • Mclean County Orthopedics

  • Mclean County Regional Planning Commission 

  • OSF Healthcare

  • Prairie Oak Veterinarian 

  • BACC Criminal Justice


  • BACC Fire Science

  • Bloomington Fire Department

  • FBI

  • Illinois State University Police Department 

  • McLean County Area EMS Systems

  • Normal Police Department 


  • BACC Metals

  • Bridgestone 

  • Caterpillar-Decatur Welding School

Law and

Public Safety

Event FAQ's

2019 Event Layout

Law and Public Safety 


Why Attend the Career Expo?

Why Attend the Career Expo?

Student Assignments

Students are able to visit a wide variety of booths and talk to current industry professionals about educational requirements, different paths within the career, and more. 

Each booth will provide students with a hands on activity to "try" an aspect of that career. 

Students leave the event inspired to work toward a career that interests them. Students will learn what educational requirements, soft skill requirements, and additional training is needed to be successful in their chosen field. 

Participating Schools

Bloomington Junior High 

Blue Ridge Junior High 

Calvary Christian Academy

Chiddix Junior High

Corpus Christi Catholic School

El Paso Gridley Junior High 

Epiphany Catholic School

Evans Junior High

Fieldcrest Middle School

Hammitt Jr High

Heyworth Junior High

Kingsley Junior High 

LeRoy Junior High 

Lexington Junior High 

Olympia Middle School

Parkside Junior High

Regional Alternative Middle School

Ridgeview Junior High 

St. Mary's School of Bloomington

Thomas Metcalf

Tri-Valley Middle School

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