Sign up to attend the Junior/Senior Job Fair

Several times a week at the turn of the calendar year, we start receiving calls from employer partners inquiring how to gain access to students who will be seeking summer employment or entering the workforce after graduation.  The Career Readiness department at Kent ISD has partnered with West Michigan Works and Tooling Systems Group to put together a job fair focused solely on junior and senior students.  You said you wanted the event to be after-school so found a way to do that too.  Please consider signing up to be a part of this incredible event.  The event will be held on April 26th from 3PM -6PM.  West Michigan Works and Kent ISD would like to feature all types of jobs including part time, full time, apprenticeships, summer, internships and more.  A variety of industries will be represented including construction, healthcare, hospitality, IT, manufacturing, retail, restaurant, etc.  If you are interested in taking part, please register at here.

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Our educator friends asked so we partnered to bring you a Junior/Senior Job Fair

A lot of our educational partners have shared that they’d like to do more to help their students find summer jobs and assist their school-to-work driven students so we sought out a way to help you do just that.  The Career Readiness department at Kent ISD has partnered with West Michigan Works and Tooling Systems Group to put together a job fair focused solely on junior and senior students.  You said you wanted the event to be after-school so found a way to do that too.  Please share this with your 11th and 12th grade populations.  The event will be held on April 26th from 3PM -6PM.  There will be 100’s of jobs available including part time, full time, apprenticeships, summer, internships and more.  A variety of industries will be represented including construction, healthcare, hospitality, IT, manufacturing, retail, restaurant, etc.  Students should let the planning team know they’re coming by signing up here.

 

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Need a summer job? Want to start a career right after graduation?

Are you a junior in high school who would like to work this summer?  How about a senior who wants to make some cash before heading off to school in the fall?  Or are you a senior who wants to begin working full time right after school?  Here’s your chance to attend a Job Fair focused solely on you!  West Michigan Works is hosting a job fair for junior and senior students on April 26th from 3PM – 6PM – there will be 100’s of jobs available including part time, full time, apprenticeships, internships and more.  A variety of industries will be represented including construction, healthcare, hospitality, IT, manufacturing, retail, restaurant, etc.  Let them know your coming by signing up here.

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Third Annual Conference

Innovation in education is important towards meeting the ever-changing needs of students. This is why the Kent ISD has created NovaNow, a unique professional learning opportunity for elementary and secondary educators that focuses on innovations in education.

This year’s NovaNow event will be held on February 5 & 6 at Kent Innovation High, a project-based learning school. It will feature several opportunities for learning, including the following:

  • Student-led tours of Kent Innovation High
  • Makerspace where you can learn how the maker movement is transforming education
  • Student Showcases where attendees can talk with Kent Innovation High students about how and what they are learning
  • A panel discussion with local business professionals
  • Conversations on innovations in education that lead to actionable outcomes
  • Strands for PBL, STEM, Elementary, and more
  • An introduction to PBL series designed as a deep dive into implementing PBL in the classroom
  • A spoken word performance by The Diatribe that you will not want to miss!

To learn more, or to register register for NovaNow, go to NovaNowGR.org.

[Announcement shared by Andrew Steinman, Kent ISD Technology Consultant.]

MSU invites scientists of all ages to come explore

A free festival for lifelong learners of all ages!

MSU Science Fair

The MSU Science Festival is a multi-day series of events that highlight science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Special events are held across the state with a concentration of activities in the East Lansing and Detroit areas. The MSU Science Festival features talks, demonstrations, tours, open houses, guest speakers, and hands-on activities for lifelong learners of all ages. The MSU Science Festival is proudly coordinated and produced by Michigan State University, working together with professionals and educators across the state to bring Michigan communities an opportunity to experience “Science Live!”

View their website for an in depth schedule of events free for all ages!

via About—Science Festival—Michigan State University.

Check out the largest IT employer in West Michigan

Talk&Tour graphicTALK & TOUR: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITH SPECTRUM HEALTH 

FEBRUARY 16, 6:00-7:30 PM

Ever wonder how your interest in computers, video games, or coding could translate into a career? The truth is there are many avenues that you could pursue as a professional, in fact, information Technology is an area that has experienced tremendous growth and continues to offer more and more opportunities for lucrative careers.

Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest single IT employer, and they are opening their doors to help students see what a future in this area might look like. Please consider joining Kent ISD for a panel discussion featuring working professionals from several IT areas and a tour of the Technology & Information Service center of Spectrum Health including a unique opportunity to peak inside their data center.

This evening career exploration program is designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors.   This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take a valuable step in figuring out your own career direction.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the Talk & Tour with their student!

All Talk & Tour events are scheduled from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

February 16, 2016 @ Spectrum Health Technology and Information Services Facility    4700 60th Street, Kentwood, 49508

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT! 

Have more Questions? Contact Lindsey Tilley, lindseytilley@kentisd.org or 447.5690.

Need something to do with students the first week of May? Join DU for Shark Week!

Davenport University is hosting our 3rd annual SHARK WEEK competition and we would love to have your students join in the fun!

The event will focus on an entrepreneurship idea-pitch concept (similar to the hit TV show on: CNBC: Shark Tank).  Students will draw on all their learned business skills of marketing, accounting, finance and management to develop the idea for a new product or business solution.  All students are welcome; they don’t have to specifically be business students.

The most exciting part of the event is that we are offering a $2,500 Davenport scholarship to the winning team of the week!  (This will be split evenly between team members to be used toward DU Fall 2015 tuition, fees or books.)

Dates to choose from:

Monday 5/2, Tuesday 5/3, Wednesday 5/4, Thursday 05/5, or Friday 5/6

*Space is limited*

Additional Information:

Time: 9am – 1pm (tentative)

Lunch: FREE and provided by Davenport in our cafeteria (unlimited buffet style)

Number of students: the event can accommodate up to 200 each day

Are you interested?

If you have any additional questions or would like to reserve space for your students please contact Kelsey Lewis at 616.554.5382 or klewis52@davenport.edu

Kelsey Lewis - DUThis guest post is brought to you from Kelsey Lewis at Davenport University.