We are excited by the interest in Launch U, the new early college program focused on skilled trades, which will begin during the 2017/18 school year, by education partners. You’ve asked for a few resources so you can feel more informed when speaking with student and parent/guardians. We’ve heard your call and wanted to share a few things:
- Counselor’s Corner – We’ve created a Counselor section on the LaunchU.KentISD.org webpage. It is located on the left-hand side of the page. We are hopeful that placing useful information here will make your job easier.
- Educator FAQ’s – We’ve collected the questions you’ve been asking and placed them into a FAQ document. We’ll update this document as needed.
- Counselor Chat – We’d love to provide a space where Counselors can ask questions about Launch U. We know that you are in the midst of scheduling and we want to honor your processes. On Wednesday, March 21st at 1:00 PM we will be hosting an online chat. Please sign up indicating your interest and we’ll let you know the login details.
- Student/Parent Information Session – We hope to announce additional student/parent events soon. We have a few employer partners checking on facility/staff availability. As soon as this are solidified, we’ll get the details to you ASAP.
GVSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation invited you to two events celebrating the MWest Challenge. MWest Challenge is a student venture competition designed to create cross collaboration between students that span across several universities from West Michigan. Through MWest, entrepreneurially minded students are able to develop and grow new ventures based on their own ideas. MWest involves nine West Michigan colleges and universities, representing 75,000 students from: Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Davenport University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kuyper College, and Hope College.
MWest Innovation Showcase – Thursday, April 20th from 5PM – 7:30 PM
This event is sure to be full of energy with Craig Dubitsky, friendly founder of hello® products, as the keynote speaker. Participating student teams have a chance to showcase their ideas and win cash prizes totaling $5,000.00. Attendees can view some of the students’ ideas being pitched at the MWest competition and vote for their favorite idea
Location: GVSU Eberhard Center » 215-All
Space is limited to first come first serve so RSVP today for this FREE EVENT : http://bit.ly/MWestExpo
MWest Challenge Final Competition – Friday, April 21st from 8AM -3PM
Which team is going to take home the prize? Bring your students to GVSU to watch teams pitch their idea, review their business plans and discuss their ideas with investors as they compete for cash prizes.
Location: GVSU Loosemoore Auditorium
Space is limited to first come first serve so RSVP today for this FREE EVENT : https://www.gvsu.edu/cei/module-events-rsvp-general.htm?siteModuleId=F6AB35CD-CA08-D673-8351AA441A225B12&eventId=B2974762-EA18-1B91-ECDE103062C5E4C7