Talk & Tour Career Series

The Talk & Tour Series is a evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors.

Through an informal "talk show style" format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a career you are interested in.  This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an action step in figuring out your own career direction.   A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace. Each month a new industry/segment/topic will be highlighted.

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.
Light refreshments will be served.


Schedule Of Talk & Tours For 2016-2017

Registration Opens One Month Prior To The Event



grand rapids police logoFebruary 7, 2017

Topic: Law Enforcement
Featured Careers:

  • Detective
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Dispatcher
  • Police officer

External LinkRegister for the Feb 7 Talk & Tour


Fishbeck, thompson, carr & huber logoFebruary 21, 2017

Topic: Engineering
​Featured Careers: 

  • Construction Services Director
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Senior Surveyor
  • Senior ArchitectAssociated bulders and contractors logo
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer Specialist 

External LinkRegister for the Feb. 21 Talk & Tour 

 


 

meijer pharmacy logoMarch 7, 2017

Topic: Health Careers​
Featured job titles: 

  • Pharmacist
  • Retail Pharmacy Technician 
  • In-patient Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Student

External LinkRegister for the March 7, Talk & Tour


springthrough logoMarch 21, 2017

Topic:  Technology and Design
Featured careers: 

  • Web Content Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Software design and other cool hip digital marketing jobs

External LinkRegister for the March 21 Talk & Tour


cherry health logoApril 18, 2017

Topic: Health Careers
Featured careers:

  • Pediatric Social Worker
  • Registered Nurse
  • Psychiatry
  • Care Manager
  • Nursing Supervisor

orthopaedic associates logoMay 2, 2017

Topic: Health Careers
​Featured job titles:

  • Physician's Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • X-Ray Tech
  • Electronic Health Records

Associated bulders and contractors logoMay 16, 2017

Topic: Design in Construction
Featured Careers: TBD


Upcoming Events

August 28
5x5 Night
5:00 PM
Start Garden, 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
5x5 Night
Aug 28
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Start Garden, 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
On the fourth Tuesday of each month, 5 creators will present their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 in grant money - no strings attached There is no restriction on the type of idea a presenter can submit, but it’s important to remember this is about moving an idea forward. The community votes on the ideas that will be presented at the event. The selected presenters explain a $5,000 step that will move the idea forward, and will meet people who can help. Just having an idea is not enough. You are the one pushing it into existence, so be clear about what’s needed for that next $5,000 step. Presenting the ideas is only part of the night. Part two is at the reception to find out the winner. Have a glass of wine, talk about ideas. That part of the evening is the whole reason we put on the event. Please join us. Please RSVP at http://5x5night.com/next.
September 25
5x5 Night
5:00 PM
Start Garden, 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
5x5 Night
Sep 25
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Start Garden, 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
On the fourth Tuesday of each month, 5 creators will present their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 in grant money - no strings attached There is no restriction on the type of idea a presenter can submit, but it’s important to remember this is about moving an idea forward. The community votes on the ideas that will be presented at the event. The selected presenters explain a $5,000 step that will move the idea forward, and will meet people who can help. Just having an idea is not enough. You are the one pushing it into existence, so be clear about what’s needed for that next $5,000 step. Presenting the ideas is only part of the night. Part two is at the reception to find out the winner. Have a glass of wine, talk about ideas. That part of the evening is the whole reason we put on the event. Please join us. Please RSVP at http://5x5night.com/next.
October 12
Teachers IN Industry
8:00 AM
Kent ISD - Thornapple Room
Teachers IN Industry
Oct 12
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Kent ISD - Thornapple Room
Career Readiness Event Calendar
Teachers in Industry is a professional development opportunity for educators to learn more about local employers and community organizations through on-site visits and presentations. Call the PD Hub at 365-2235 for questions about registration.
October 23
5x5 Night
5:00 PM
Start Garden, 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
5x5 Night
Oct 23
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Start Garden, 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
On the fourth Tuesday of each month, 5 creators will present their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 in grant money - no strings attached There is no restriction on the type of idea a presenter can submit, but it’s important to remember this is about moving an idea forward. The community votes on the ideas that will be presented at the event. The selected presenters explain a $5,000 step that will move the idea forward, and will meet people who can help. Just having an idea is not enough. You are the one pushing it into existence, so be clear about what’s needed for that next $5,000 step. Presenting the ideas is only part of the night. Part two is at the reception to find out the winner. Have a glass of wine, talk about ideas. That part of the evening is the whole reason we put on the event. Please join us. Please RSVP at http://5x5night.com/next.
November 1 - November 2
STEM Network
8:00 AM
Kent ISD - Cedar Room
STEM Network
Nov 1 - Nov 2
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Kent ISD - Cedar Room
Career Readiness Event Calendar
Connect. Explore. Achieve. This two-day, interactive experience will give you the opportunity to explore how area businesses use your content areas in industry. Draw connections between what you've seen and how you can teach your standards. Develop relevant, real world lessons you can use with your students to help them achieve success. Use group dynamics with like-minded teachers to build engaging content tied to the world of work. Come see what other districts are doing in STEM and imagine what the future can hold for your students. A portion of each event will involve a trip to a local business to observe and glean inspiration from current business practices. Two meetings are planned for the 17-18 SY with dates to be announced. Outcomes will include: Educators will discover resources that can be used in their classroom(s) Educators are part of a support system that encourages use of discovered resources Educators consistently connect their classroom content to the world of work; answering the question, "When am I ever going to use this?" Sign Up at the 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=

Thank You Our 2016 - 2017 Hosts

MedBio

Plante Moran

Kent County Health Department

Steelcase

Spectrum Health

Grand rapids Symphony

A Special Thanks to Western Regional Center - Michigan Area Health Education Center for their partnership of these Talk & Tour events.

Western Regional Center, Michigan Area Health Education Center