More than 2,000 high school students from over 20 Central Minnesota districts converged on the Brainerd Area Civic Center March 11 for a Bridges Career Exploration Day featuring exhibits and demonstration of dozens of jobs. The vendors included representatives from businesses, public safety agencies, healthcare providers, higher education, and the military. Students from the CLC Horticulture program showed the high schoolers a few floral design tips and also shared some planting opportunities in one area. The college also had demonstrations ranging from nursing and child care to heavy equipment and photography. A number of CLC graduates now working as local professionals could also be seen on behalf of the organizations for which they are now employed. A Bridges Knowledge Bowl tested teams of students from several schools on the awareness of the job application process and interviews.