2021 Public Service Career Expo showcases rewarding jobs in local government

Thousands of local students participated in the virtual Public Service Career Expo.

Over 4,000 young people from across the Kansas City region attended the first-ever virtual Public Service Career Expo in November. The free event showcased high-demand and dynamic career paths available in local government. More than 50 presenters from 10 different public sector areas participated.

As part of the expo, students learned about the Agile Work Profiler, an online career survey designed to help individuals discover their strengths and interests, as well as the many job shadow, volunteer and internship opportunities available across the region.

Professionally produced videos highlighting public service careers and session recordings are available at CareerExpoKC.org

With support from The Volcker Alliance’s Government-to-University Initiative and The DeBruce Foundation, 17 cities and counties across the Kansas City region co-sponsored the expo. Lead sponsors of the expo included the city of Kansas City, Missouri; Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. Additional event sponsors included WaterOne; the cities of Gladstone, Grandview, Liberty, North Kansas City and Riverside in Missouri; and the cities of Merriam, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village and Shawnee in Kansas.