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KENT ISD CAREER READINESS

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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:

 
  1. What do students want to be when they grow up?
  2. 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. Additionally, we find local employers to work along-side and partner with in this endeavor. For more information, click the links below:  

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Student Registration for Groundhog Shadow Day 2017: OPEN DECEMBER 1- JANUARY 2

 

 

February 2nd, 2017 is a great opportunitiy for high school students in Kent County to participate in a job shadow in a wide variety of industries. Follow this link to learn more about the nearly 700 'jobs' being offered that day and to register. 

 

 

 

 

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INTEREST INVENTORY

Interested in partnering with the ISD? Take our Interest Inventory!


If you'd like to explore ways you can partner witht the ISD to impact students and/or educators, click the VOLUNTEER link below. Select the options you - or others from your business - might be interested in participating and click submit. Ignore the rest. It's that simple. We'll reach out to you as opportunities arise.

THANK YOU for your commitment to making a different in the lives of our students!

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 What are the "hot" industries here in West Michigan? Find out here ! 

Our Team

Jarrad Grandy
Director of Career Readiness
jarradgrandy@kentisd.org
616-365-2385

Krista Harmon
Career Exploration Coordinator 
Health Care
kristaharmon@kentisd.org
616-365-2369

Rick Mushing
STEM Consultant
rickmushing@kentisd.org
616-365-2326

Eric Kelliher
Career Readiness Consultant
erickelliher@kentisd.org
616-365-2350

Ebiri Nkugba
STEM Consultant
ebirinkugba@kentisd.org
616-365-2354

Amy Pierce
Career Exploration Coordinator
Advanced Manufacturing + Construction
amypierce@kentisd.org
616-447-5691

Lindsey TIlley
Career Exploration Coordinator
IT + Design
lindseytilley@kentisd.org
616-447-5690

Cheryl Williams
Administrative Assistant
cherylwilliams@kentisd.org
616-365-2295

Karen Wolthuis
Project NorthStar (WIOA) Program Coordinator
karenwolthuis@kentisd.org 
616-365-2250   

Our Vision:

Kent ISD will be the community's first choice for educational services so that every student in every classroom achieves every day.

Our Mission:

Kent ISD serves our customers by providing value-added services through collaboration and leadership for learning.

Our Core Values:

Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Community Partnerships, Collaboration