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Students tour world of manufacturing

Touring several local plants, students learned manufacturing isn’t what it used to be...

Women in skilled trades hone skills, explore careers, network with industry experts

Project Accelerate is a seven-week, once-weekly course offered through The Build Initiative, a Pontiac-based program that works to build knowledge for women interested in construction and related fields...

Hopes, Dreams and Here We Go

To help seniors prepare for “life’s next step,” Northview’s English 12 classes teach students employability skills such as résumés, job interviews and public speaking...
James Hissong, Kent ISD grants and development coordinator, tried his rather unsteady hand at welding, using a machine designed to teach welding skills using virtual reality technology

Grant Gives Students Welding Skills, Virtual-style

Whether you are in high school attempting to settle on a career, an adult back to school to upgrade skills or a young child dreaming of what to be when you grow up, equipment coming soon to Kent Career...

From Construction Class to Happy Homeowners

Talk about being invested in your students' work. After students spent last school year building a house through the East Kentwood High School residential construction class, Principal Omar Bakri bought it. "I wasn't planning on it," said Bakri. "I stopped by...

Students Get the Lowdown on High-Tech Jobs

Remington Switzer has been “messing with computers” for most of his life, loves gaming and is interested in a career in programming. But visiting a local website and apps development firm made him realize how many ways he could...

Interviewing 101 Helps Students Hone Skills

Had it been a real job interview, Katlyn Siddall might well have been hired. In a practice interview in the high school library, Katlyn told Allyson Baumgard her step-by-step plan to become a pediatrician, and why she wants to be...

Pounding, Assembling, Constructing a Possible Future

When it comes to starting early in career exploration, Kentwood elementary students are hitting the nail on the head – literally. During a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event with a newly-added skilled trades component, fifth-graders recently hammered nails...

Girls ‘Inspired to do More’ at Tech Camp

Eighth-grader Hien-Tran Bui entered coding commands for her website focused on tips for putting on makeup. She had just learned the basics of site-building from women who work in the Information Technology field. Nearby, eighth-grader Mya Proctor designed awebsite...

Wanted: More Than a Few Work-ready Graduates

Let's talk about a glaring example of the disconnect between the workforce and the pipeline of students who will soon enter it. Last spring, Kent ISD, in partnership with local school districts, area manufacturing representatives, and Grand Rapids Community College,...
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