PARSIPPANY, NJ- On Thursday, November 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, elementary and middle school students and their families will have a special hands-on opportunity to explore the wide world of work, all while enjoying games, giveaways and goodies.  That's when Parsippany Library will host Career Carnival for Kids, a new program to cultivate "career curiosity" among young people with many different interests.

If "Career Carnival for Kids" sounds familiar to TapInto readers, that's because Center Grove Elementary School hosted a very successful Career Carnival on October 24 that was featured in TapInto Randolph. Several of the same volunteers will also be at Parsippany Library (449 Halsey Road), along with many others.

This free event is open to everyone and will showcase occupations across a range of industries, including aviation (Morristown Airport), healthcare (Goryeb Children's Hospital), engineering (HNTB and American Society of Civil Engineers), law enforcement (Parsippany Police and Morris County Sheriff's Office) and more.

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Kids interested in nutrition and cooking will meet (and eat) with ShopRite and Red Lobster, while sports and fitness fans can learn about careers in wellness with Lakeland Hills YMCA. STEM-focused students will talk tech with Code Ninjas, and those interested in design and manufacturing will see cable in a whole new light with Carl Stahl Sava Industries.

Artists, educators, nonprofits and even Marty the Service Dog will all be at Parsippany Library, offering fun and educational activities, demonstrations, and prizes.

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Registration is encouraged though not required:

Career Carnival for Kids is a new community-based program in Morris County, NJ designed to encourage career exploration among elementary and middle school students. Partnering with adult volunteers from industry groups, local businesses, and community organizations, as well as students from area colleges and high schools, Career Carnival aims to create entertaining and interactive opportunities to educate the next generation of workers.