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 that interests you.  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 welcome to attend the Talk & Tour event with their student!

All Talk & Tour events are scheduled from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM unless otherwise specified.
Light refreshments will be served. 


 

Careers in Engineering & Construction

February 5, 2019

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber architectural firm logo

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the February 5, 2019 Careers in Engineering & Construction event

 

Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Logo

February 19, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the February 19, 2019 Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy event

 

Careers in Mental Health

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services link

February 26, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the February 26, 2019 Careers in Mental Health Services event

 

Careers in Public Safety & Law Enforcement

March 5, 2019

Grand Rapids Police Department Logo

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the March 5, 2019 Careers in Public Safety & Law Enforcement event

 

Careers in Engineering & Manufacturing

March 12, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for March 12, 2019 Careers in Engineering & Manufacturing

 

Careers in Music & Communication

March 12, 2019

Grand Rapids Symphony Logo

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the March 12, 2019 Careers in Music & Communication event

 

Careers in Pharmacy & Health Sciences

March 19, 2019

Meijer Pharmacy Logo

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the March 19, 2019 Careers in Pharmacy event

 

Careers in Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Cherry Health logo

April 16, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the April 16, 2019 Careers in Pharmacy & Health Sciences event

 

Careers in Architecture & Engineering

April 16, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the April 16, 2019 Careers in Architecture & Engineering event


 

Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Logo

April 23, 2019

3:30 - 5:00 PM*

Register here for the April 23, 2019 Careers in Rehabilitation Therapy event

*Please note different start & end times for this event.

 

The Entrepreneur's Journey

Start Garden logo

April 30, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the April 30, 2019 Entrepreneur's Journey event

 

Careers in Health Care - with 2 years or less of training!

May 7, 2019

Spectrum Health hospital logo

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the May 7, 2019 "Careers in Health Care" event.

 

Careers in Health & Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan logo

May 14, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Register here for the May 14, 2019 Careers in Health & Orthopaedics event

 

Upcoming Events

February 1
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Date: Feb 1
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Have you started to look around your classroom and wonder, "What's Next?" or dream about the job you will do after high school? Are you interested in pulling back the curtain of the world of work and spending the day with a mentor? ​If you answered "yes" - #GSD19 is for you!

When: February 1, 2019
Time:  9AM - 2PM
Where: You get to choose the role that is right for you - there are almost 300 roles to shadow for the day!

Click here for Registration and Details .
February 5
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Engineering & Construction
6:00 PM
Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber, 1515 Arboretum Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Engineering & Construction
Date: Feb 5
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber, 1515 Arboretum Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an 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 rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important 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.

Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.
February 13
Teachers IN Industry
8:00 AM
Multiple locations - see link in description for details
Teachers IN Industry
Date: Feb 13
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Multiple locations - see link in description for details
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Educators, spend a day observing and learning from local employers, exploring industry trends and ways to connect their classroom content to the work world and best business practices. Businesses may host from one to 30 educators at a time for 60-90 minutes. Tours will consist of meeting with 2-4 different employers spanning a variety of business focuses. Generally, visits will be diversified to ensure a range of industries are covered, although some events may be themed to focus on a specific field/industry.

Cost for these events is $10, which covers lunch and transportation to/from businesses. SCECHs may also be available. Unable to go because your school can't cover for a sub? Substitute reimbursement is available on an as needed basis, up to $100. Follow the link below to complete a request form, submit it prior to the event, and we will review it based on need and available funds.

Register at the Kent ISD PD Hub

For more information, contact Eric Kelliher at erickelliher@kentisd.org This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/mpd-dxti-vcq +1 518-655-1847 PIN: 878048230#
February 19
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy
6:00 PM
Mary Free Bed Professional Building, 350 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy
Date: Feb 19
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Mary Free Bed Professional Building, 350 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an 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 rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important 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.

Please note the location of this event.  It will be at the Mary Free Bed Professional Building, not the main rehabilitation hospital.


Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.
February 26
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Mental Health Services
6:00 PM
Postma Center At Pine Rest, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Mental Health Services
Date: Feb 26
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Postma Center At Pine Rest, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, USA
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an 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 rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important 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.

Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.