Calling All Girls: Women in Criminal Justice Conference

2016 Women in Criminal Justice Conference

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Talk & Tour Career Series -Spring Events

The Talk & Tour Career Series events have been a HIT!

Hundreds of students and their parents have participated in the pilot year of these employer-hosted career readiness events. The goal is to provide the “inside scoop” on a variety of in demand industry sectors, including Health, Information Technology, Engineering and Creativity & Design. In addition to a panel career discussion, students and their parents/guardians also get a first-hand look at the latest technology and innovation happening in our community. Each month a new industry/segment/topic has been highlighted. The series will be expanded to additional career sectors for 2016/2017.

The final two Talk & Tour Career Events of the 2015/2016 school year will be held this Spring.

Tuesday, April 19 @ Heart of the City Health Clinic (Cherry St. Health Services)
Health Careers

Tuesday, May 17 @ Steelcase
Creativity and Design

Both FREE events will be held from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For full details, including highlighted occupations, click here.

Health Career Internship – Application Now Open

Did you know that when a lung “collapses” the doctor insert a tube into the chest to suck out the air that is leaking through the lungs  – and that the lungs repair themselves within a day or two?  Do you know how ulcers are formed and how they are removed?  Any chance you can explain the difference between a NP and a PA?

I don’t know the answers to these questions, but the students involved with the KISD Health Career Internship sure do!  Each semester, Kent County high school seniors interested in exploring health careers are given the opportunity to job shadow health professionals at Spectrum Health, Mercy Health, Pennock Health Services and other medical settings. Students have the opportunity to get a “behind the scenes” look at a variety of hospital departments, resulting in better informed and more confident career decisions.

Kent County high school juniors are invited to apply for the Fall 2016 semester.  Click here for more information, and the online application.  The deadline is May 1, 2016.

This experience is for the career-mature student due to the significant commitment – 5 hours a week for semester (or trimester).  As one student reports, “It is an amazing experience to meet so many people committed to helping others – and learning about careers I never knew existed.” Most students utilize this as an extra-curricular career exploration activity – however, some school offer this internship as a class, for credit.

We look forward to a diverse group of students taking advantage of this unique opportunity – and hearing about what they got to see, hear, and learn!

Please note:Immunizations and a TB test are part of the application, so early review of requirements is encouraged.

Are you looking for a job?

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 millennial 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.

Companies signed up to attend so far include:

  • Accounting Principals
  • Action Packaging
  • Aflac
  • Alliance CNC
  • Alternative Lawn Care
  • ArtiFlex
  • Autocam
  • Burgess Concrete Construction
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Clark Retirement Community
  • DeWys Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Dialog Direct
  • DJ’s Landscape Management
  • Eikenhout Inc.
  • Fastco Industries, Inc.
  • FedEx Ground
  • Holland Home
  • J2S Group
  • Kent Companies Inc
  • Kerkstra Precast, Inc.
  • Loeks Theatres, Inc.
  • Macy’s
  • MEC
  • Meijer
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Middleville Tool & Die
  • Multi Packaging Solutions
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Porter Hills
  • Quality Aluminum Products
  • Quality Edge
  • Rapid-Line, Inc.
  • Securitas USA
  • SpartanNash
  • Speedway LLC
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Walters Dimmick Petroleum / Johnny’s Markets
  • WeatherGard
  • Weller Truck Parts
  • Wendy’s of Michigan

Millennial Hiring Fair

Do your students need a summer job?

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 millennials.  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.

Companies signed up to attend so far include:

  • Accounting Principals
  • Action Packaging
  • Aflac
  • Alliance CNC
  • Alternative Lawn Care
  • ArtiFlex
  • Autocam
  • Burgess Concrete Construction
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Clark Retirement Community
  • DeWys Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Dialog Direct
  • DJ’s Landscape Management
  • Eikenhout Inc.
  • Fastco Industries, Inc.
  • FedEx Ground
  • Holland Home
  • J2S Group
  • Kent Companies Inc
  • Kerkstra Precast, Inc.
  • Loeks Theatres, Inc.
  • Macy’s
  • MEC
  • Meijer
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Middleville Tool & Die
  • Multi Packaging Solutions
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Porter Hills
  • Quality Aluminum Products
  • Quality Edge
  • Rapid-Line, Inc.
  • Securitas USA
  • SpartanNash
  • Speedway LLC
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Walters Dimmick Petroleum / Johnny’s Markets
  • WeatherGard
  • Weller Truck Parts
  • Wendy’s of Michigan

Event: Training Boys to be Geniuses in STEM.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Who: Boys in grades 6-8
What: An experiential learning event where you will meet and interact with key leaders in the STEM fields, participate in hands-on learning modules and earn prizes!

  • Lunch included
  • Free T-Shirt!

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location:Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, Grand Rapids Community College
Cost: $15 per student

Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting Michael Wolfston, Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education, 616-514-6069

Maximum enrollment is 115, so hurry! Register by April 17 to reserve your spot.

Free parking is available in the Bostwick Ramp at Grand Rapids Community College with entrances on Bostwick and Ransom streets.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This event is a collaborative effort of Catholic Central and West Catholic high schools, Grand Rapids Community College and Kettering University. It is designed to encourage young men to explore careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Event: What is an Engineer? Learn more with Kettering.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Grand Rapids West Catholic High School

Cost: $10 per student.  Each student must pay, other family members attend free.

WHO:  6th – 12th grade students and their families.  Meet, talk and interact with Kettering professors & students  

WHAT:

  • An evening of information, demonstrations and FUN!
  • See a FIRST Robotics and Lego™ Team demonstration. See a 3D printer in action.
  • Learn about the great career opportunities in ENGINEERING and science.
  • Talk to current Kettering University engineering students, alumni and West Michigan employers who are working in West Michigan now.

WHERE:  Grand Rapids West Catholic High School

WHEN:     Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

WHY:       West Michigan needs engineers & scientists.  Why not you?

Register online at:       http://community.fcse.grcss.org/engineer2016

Lots of very cool door prizes and drawings, plus T-shirts for all students

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

5:30 – 6:45pm     Meet Engineers, faculty & students and Enjoy Engineering Displays

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Physics & Biology

6:45 – 6:50pm     Welcome

6:50 – 7:10 pm    West Michigan Corporate Speaker to be Announced Soon

 7:10 – 7:45 pm     Kettering University West Michigan Student Panel

7:45 – 8:00 pm    Closing Remarks and DOOR PRIZES (Displays stay open)