Groundhog Shadow Day - Mentor Enrollment

 

Mentor REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. Please join us next year!

 

Program Overview

Groundhog Shadow Day 2018 is a job shadow event open to high school students in Kent County. On Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, students will meet with an industry professional in the field of their choosing, to learn valuable career information. We hope to have a wide variety of career opportunities available for students and need YOUR help. 

Employers agree to provide students with opportunities to:

  • Get an overview of their company’s industry, the day-to-day operations of specific departments, positions available, and requirements for successful employment (i.e., level of education, career pathways); 
  • Interact with a variety of professionals with different levels of responsibility, education, and experience;
  • Engage in a hands-on activity or demonstration that reflects the skills required in this sector if possible; and
  • Preview current or recent projects so they understand some of the potential work demands required.

We are looking for all types of roles and positions to be represented in this event, so please forward this information to people in your professional or personal circles who you believe would be interested in mentoring and encourage them to participate in Groundhog Shadow Day 2018.

Please join Kent ISD in creating excitement around the future workforce and help young people find the path that is right for them.

Student registration opens on December 1st and is available at the student GSD page.


Kent ISD Career Readiness coordinates communication between mentors and students. Employers will have names of their guests in early January 2018.

Many employer partners elect to host several students so they include a cross-section of activities, here is a sample Best Practices Agenda example to launch your creative juices:

 

Read the story: 300 Area Students Get Inside Local Companies on Groundhog Shadow Day

Upcoming Events

February 24
Mindstorm Saturday's @ Grand Rapids Public Library
10:00 AM
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Mindstorm Saturday's @ Grand Rapids Public Library
Feb 24
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, thesehands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, following directions, problem solving, and more. This is a selfguided,drop-in event.
February 27
Teachers IN Industry
8:00 AM
Kent ISD (Thornapple Room) - 2930 Knapp St. NE
Teachers IN Industry
Feb 27
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Kent ISD (Thornapple Room) - 2930 Knapp St. NE
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. Contact the PD Hub at 365-2235 for questions about registration.
March 3
Mindstorm Saturday's @ Grand Rapids Public Library
10:00 AM
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Mindstorm Saturday's @ Grand Rapids Public Library
Mar 3
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, thesehands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, following directions, problem solving, and more. This is a selfguided,drop-in event.
March 6
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Law Enforcement
6:00 PM
Grand Rapids Police Department, 1 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Law Enforcement
Mar 6
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Rapids Police Department, 1 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Career Readiness Event Calendar
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! Click here for Registration and Details .
March 7
Parents as Career Coaches -- Interactive Workshop
6:00 PM
Kent Intermediate School District, 2930 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
Parents as Career Coaches -- Interactive Workshop
Mar 7
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Kent Intermediate School District, 2930 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
Career Readiness Event Calendar
This workshop is designed to equip parents with talking points, suggestions and tangible opportunities to help guide a student through the challenging process of narrowing their post-secondary path. Members of the Career Readiness Department will lead the group through several focus areas to help raise awareness, ease the anxiety, and demystify the process. Click here for Registration and Details .


Email your questions or call (616) 447-5691