Career & College Readiness
What We Do
The more exposure students have to future career opportunities and the world of work, the more likely they are to choose a career that’s right for them – where they’ll be happy and successful. It’s our job to help students get that exposure.
That’s why we work directly with students in grades 7-12 to provide career exploration opportunities like job shadows and industry tours to help them learn about in demand careers. It’s also why we partner with teachers in grades K-12 to help them bring career exploration into the classroom through lesson plans, special training and more. Take a look at our opportunities for both students and educators to find out more about what we offer.
Of course, we can’t do our work without partnerships with local businesses. If you’re a business person with a passion for education, we’d love to work with you. Check out our Employer section for ways you can get involved.
Our Framework for Career Readiness Instruction
Find tools and resources to prepare students at various grade levels for exciting career and postsecondary education pathways!
Career Readiness Consultants
Kathryn Goldberg 616-365-2369Send an Email
Samantha Jackson 616-365-2339Send an Email
District Assignments: Caledonia Community Schools, Lowell Area Schools, Rockford Public Schools, Grand River Prep HS, Hope Academy of WM, Wellspring Prep HS, Creative Technologies Acad., NexTech HS, New Branches Charter Academy
Eric Kelliher 616-365-2350Send an Email
Dollineller Michelle Large 616-447-5691Send an Email
District Assignments: Grand Rapids Public Schools, Godfrey Lee Public Schools, Godwin Heights Public Schools, Kelloggsville Schools, Kentwood Public Schools, Covenant House Academy
Erin Tarkington 616-365-2326Send an Email
District Assignments: Grandville Public Schools, Thornapple Kellogg Schools, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Byron Center Charter, Lighthouse Academy, WM Academy of Environ. Science, WM Aviation Academy
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