Connect, Explore, Achieve with Career Readiness
Register for Groundhog Shadow Day on February 2. Student Registration Open until January 2.
View the Talk & Tour Career Series Schedule. The 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month, open to 7th through 12th graders and their families.

Kent ISD Career Readiness Department

Kent ISD is committed to supporting schools, families, and communities in their efforts to prepare students for success in both career and college. The Career Readiness Department is driven by two central questions:

  • What do students want to be when they grow up?
  • How can schools, families, and communities help them explore their options?

We provide a variety of services and resources to help educators develop students' career maturity, while enhancing their academic experiences in grades K-12. ‚ÄčAdditionally, we find local employers to work along-side as partners in this endeavor.

Did you know that the KISA (Kent Intermediate Superintendents Association) identified "every student college and career ready" as one of their primary goals? 

‚ÄčIs it making an impact? You bet it is.

Whether you are a student or educator engaging with our services or a business partner helping to bring the experiences to life, this work is making a difference. Just take a look at the numbers! Want more evidence? View the 2015-16 Career Readiness annual report

Upcoming Events

March 22
Launch U: Counselor Chat
1:00 PM
Launch U: Counselor Chat
Mar 22
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Career Readiness Event Calendar
We'd love to provide a space where Counselors can ask questions about Launch U. We are planning an online event on Wednesday, March 21st at 1:00 PM. Please sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/vsnEXzDbMN0gzchE2 with your interest and we'll send you the login details.
April 13
MiCareerQuest 2017
8:00 AM
DeVos Place
MiCareerQuest 2017
Apr 13
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
DeVos Place
Career Readiness Event Calendar
April 27
3d Printing & Autonomous Vehicle PD
8:00 AM
3d Printing & Autonomous Vehicle PD
Apr 27
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Career Readiness Event Calendar
May 2
Talk & Tour Career Series
6:00 PM
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series
May 2
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
Career Readiness Event Calendar
This event is designed for students and families to experience some of the most in demand industry segments. Join us to learn more about the career opportunities available through a moderated panel discussion and explore the modern workplace with a hosted tour. Visit the link to learn more and register. Talk & Tour Career Series
May 9
STEM Thinking: Fun With Little Bits
8:00 AM
STEM Thinking: Fun With Little Bits
May 9
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Career Readiness Event Calendar
Through generous grant funding from BOSCH as well as the Lake MI STEM Hub, Kent ISD has been enabled to develop a library of Little Bits electronics learning tools. Attendees will have fun while experimenting with various circuits, sensors, apps, power sources, and tools to create solutions to modern day problems with these kits. Over 100 lessons for classroom use around design thinking, engineering, and core content standards will be shared. Come learn to use this amazing tool, and then use them in your classroom! Sign up here: Kent ISD PD Hub: https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/cal4a.aspx?ek=&ref=&aa=&sid1=&sid2=&as=1&wp=4&tz=&ms=&nav=&cc=&cat1=&cat2=&cat3=&aid=KISD&rf=
May 16
Teachers in Industry
8:00 AM
Start at ESC - Cedar Room
Teachers in Industry
May 16
8:00 AM to 2:50 PM
Start at ESC - Cedar Room
Career Readiness Event Calendar