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



February 7, 2017

Topic: Law Enforcement
Featured Careers:

  • Detective
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Dispatcher
  • Police officer

External LinkRegister for the Feb 7 Talk & Tour


February 21, 2017

Topic: Engineering
​Featured Careers: 

  • Construction Services Director
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Senior Surveyor
  • Senior Architect
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer Specialist 

External LinkRegister for the Feb. 21 Talk & Tour 


March 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


March 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


April 18, 2017

Topic: Health Careers
Featured careers:

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

May 2, 2017

Topic: Health Careers
​Featured job titles:

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

May 16, 2017

Topic: Design in Construction
Featured Careers: TBD


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.