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SPARK: A Career Exploration Experience

SPARK 2023

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SPARK an Interest in a Future Career

SPARK is a career exploration experience developed by the Murray Works Foundation. SPARK is designed specifically for eighth grade students in Murray & Calloway County School Districts. SPARK provides students a hands-on learning experience, intended to spark their interests and passions. SPARK introduces students to local career options they may not be aware of in an effort to strengthen our local workforce of the future. Nearly 500 students will participate in this one-day event.

2022 SPARK: Career Pathway Highlight Videos


2022 SPARK: Participating Business & Organizations


  • MSU Hancock Biological Station
  • MSU Hutson School of Agriculture
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • MSU Wildlife Conservation & Biology Program

Construction, Manufacturing & Trades

  • Associated General Contractors
  • Adams Construction
  • A&K Construction
  • Bacon Farmer Workman & Marcum Engineering
  • Clark Construction
  • Hempwood
  • Iwis-Daido
  • MCC Area Technology Center Carpentry Program
  • MCC Area Technology Center Electrical Program
  • MCC Area Technology Center Machine Tool Program
  • MSU Institute of Engineering
  • Pella Corporation
  • Saputo
  • TPG Plastics
  • Woodall Companies


  • Aligned Health
  • BioKinetics Physical Therapy
  • MSU School of Nursing
  • Murray-Calloway County Hospital
  • Village Medical
  • WKCTC Health Science Department

Professional Services

  • MSU Town & Gown
  • CFSB
  • FNB Bank
  • Froggy 103.7
  • Independence Bank
  • MCC Area Technology Center Culinary Program
  • Meraki Beauty School
  • MSU Art & Design Department
  • Murray State University Federal Credit Union
  • MSU Mathematics & Statistics Department
  • MSU Office of Recruitment
  • Payton & Associates
  • Regions Bank
  • The Murray Bank
  • Total Tech Solutions

Public Services

  • Calloway County Sheriff Department
  • Murray Electric System
  • Murray Fire Department
  • Murray Police Department
  • West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation
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