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Frequently Asked Questions

For Businesses

How can Northern Tier Career Connect help my business?

By connecting with students before graduation, a business is creating exposure and building their workforce pipeline.

How do I sign my business up to participate in offering an educational career opportunity?

Signing up is easy! You will visit the Registration link under the Employer heading at www.ntcareerconnet.com and complete the registration information.

What opportunities can our company/business offer?

Learn more about available opportunities by clicking here.

What information is helpful to make sign-up quick and easy?

  • Identify who the main contact is and any additional contacts
  • Prepare a brief business description
  • Business Logo (jpeg, gif, png, no larger than 5MG)
  • What opportunities will you offer, details about those (ex. Industry Tour- time frame it is being offered, number of students allowed, requirements to attend, etc.)
  • Photos of your business you would like to have included (jpeg, gif, png, no larger than 5MG)

Can I offer just one educational career opportunity?

A business can sign up for just one offered career opportunity or all 11! You can also change your offered opportunities at any time.

Can I change the educational career opportunities I am offering?

Yes, you can change your offered opportunities at any time. Just log into your business’ account and make the changes to your offered opportunities.

How much of a time investment does it take to participate with Northern Tier Career Connect?

Registration will take about 5 minutes, if you have all required information prepared in advance. Additional time investments will require responding to email requests, organizing and planning opportunities with interested schools/organization, and the time it takes to complete the career opportunity.

How will I be contacted if a school/organization is interested in setting up an opportunity?

You will receive an email expressing interest in an offered opportunity with all pertinent information needed for initial contact to be made. We ask that a business respond to emails within 2 business days of receiving the initial request.

Can more than one person at our business be involved in providing educational career opportunities?

As a business, you will need to identify 1-2 individuals who manage opportunity requests and delegate them to those within your organization that will complete them.

Can I post job openings on Northern Tier Career Connect?

No, Northern Tier Career Connect is NOT a job posting site. The goal of this site is to build an employer’s future worker pipeline, which will in turn help fill future job openings.

For Schools

How can Northern Tier Career Connect help my students?

Northern Tier Career Connect is a place where connections can easily be made between students and businesses. Providing students an opportunity to explore careers and businesses before graduating.

How can Northern Tier Career Connect help support my teachers?

Northern Tier Career Connect can save teachers and staff time and energy. The businesses on our site are willing and committed to offering their posted career education opportunities.

What opportunities can a company/business offer?

Learn more about available opportunities by clicking here.

How do I sign my school up to allow my students/teachers/classes access to offered educational career opportunities?

Signing up is easy! You will visit the Registration link under the Schools heading at www.ntcareerconnet.com and complete the registration information.

What information do I need to sign-up?

  • Identify your main contacts and any additional teachers or staff that will have access to the program for the use of connecting their students to an available opportunity
  • School Logo/Mascot (jpeg, gif, png, no larger than 5MG)

How much of a time investment does it take to participate with Northern Tier Connect?

Northern Tier Career Connect’s search function makes identifying potentional opportunities quick and easy. Search by business name, industry, and/or county.

Who should have access to Northern Tier Career Connect?

  • Any administrator or faculty member that can support a student’s quest in identifying next steps after graduation
  • Any faculty member that organizes career-oriented field trips

For Students

How can Northern Tier Career Connect help me figure out what I am doing after high school?

Northern Tier Career Connect bridges the gap between school and work, before a student even graduates! Providing students with opportunities to explore careers and businesses first-hand.

How do I sign up to apply for educational career opportunities?

A student can search for a potential career opportunity on the Northern Tier Career Connect site, but they will need a designated faculty member to request and organize the details of the opportunity.

Can I request to participate in more than one career opportunity?

Yes, you can request to participate in more than one opportunity, but you must coordinate all details with your designated school contact and make sure you have the ability to fulfill these commitments.

What do I do if I cannot attend an educational career opportunity that I have been scheduled to participate in?

A student should always do their very best to fulfill their commitment to participate in a scheduled career opportunity, but if a circumstance arises that keeps you from keeping that commitment, you must contact your designated faculty member ASAP. The school will contact the business who is expecting the student. Canceling multiple career experiences may make a student ineligible for future opportunities.