Over 4,000 youth attended the Kansas City region's first-ever VIRTUAL Public Service Career Expo.


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More than 50 presenters participated in the live event showcasing high-demand public sector jobs.

The region’s fourth Public Service Career Expo took place Nov. 3-4, 2021. This free, virtual event was designed to help middle and high-school students explore high-demand and rewarding career opportunities in local government. 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. The event featured locally-produced, professional videos and live interactive sessions showcasing 10 different public sector career areas.

2021 Public Service Career Videos

Community Development


Courts and Legal


Human Services

Information Technology

Law Enforcement

Parks and Recreation

Public Administration

Public Works


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As part of the event, speakers introduced students to the Agile Work Profiler, an online career survey designed to help individuals discover their strengths and interests related to work. Numerous job shadow, volunteer and internship opportunities are available. Learn more today!

Lead sponsors of the event include 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 include WaterOne, the cities of Gladstone, Grandview, Independence, Liberty, North Kansas City and Riverside in Missouri, and the cities of Merriam, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Prairie Village and Shawnee in Kansas.