Talk & Tour Career Series

Talk and Tour logoThe 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. 

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Careers in Public Safety 
March 6, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK 

 

Careers in Engineering/Manufacturing
March 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK

 

 

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Careers in Arts & Communication
March 20, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK 


 

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Careers in Pharmacy
March 20, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK  - SOLD OUT

*If interested, please sign up on waiting list. We will secure additional hosts if the interest for a specific topic is demonstrated.

 

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Careers in Health Sciences
April 17, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK 


 

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The  Entrepreneur's Journey
May 1, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK  - SOLD OUT*

*If interested, please sign up on waiting list. We will secure additional hosts if the interest for a specific topic is demonstrated


 

 

Careers in the field of Mental Health
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK

 

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Careers in Health/Orthopaedics

May 15, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK  - SOLD OUT*

*If interested, please sign up on waiting list. We will secure additional hosts if the interest for a specific topic is demonstrated

Careers in Engineering
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM

REGISTER TO JOIN US AT THIS LINK  

 

 

 

A big THANK you to our 2017-2018 hosts!

 

  

 

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 .

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