Groundhog Shadow Day

                      Virtual Groundhog Shadow Day

Groundhog Shadow Day is a community-wide career exploration event for Kent County high school students, coordinated by the Kent ISD Career Readiness Department.  Hundreds of local employers open their doors to allow students the opportunity to experience a "day in the life of..." a wide variety of occupations.

 

Benefit to students
 

  • Get an overview of the company’s industry, the day-to-day operations of a specific department and an opportunity to get a “behind the scenes” look at a career of interest
  • Interact with a variety of professionals with different levels of responsibility, education and experience
  • Learn what academic preparation is required to successfully the occupation of interest
  • Identify various career paths within a department/company
  • Make connections between school curriculum and the skills, values and knowledge needed for a career of interest
Benefit to employers
 
  • Showcase your place of work by increasing visibility in your community
  • Prepare your future work force; inform students about careers in your industry or line of work
  • Enable employees to easily participate in a community activity (resulting in increased morale)
  • Strengthen and promote involvement in education
  • Be a positive adult role model
  • Impact a young person’s career decisions

Groundhog Shadow Day 2022 will be Friday, February 4th.

It will be a virtual event, with opportunities for students to have follow up in-person experiences.

Three virtual sessions will be offered:

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Questions? Contact Krista Harmon at kristaharmon@kentisd.org, or 616-365-2369. 

Upcoming Events
  • 15 Oct
    • P3: GE Aviation 2:00 PM to 2:40 PM
      P3: GE Aviation
      Date: Oct 15
      Time: 2:00 PM to 2:40 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      Jose Velasquez, Kia Rodriguez and Humberto Tello from GE Aviation will discuss their engineering roles.
      Register Here!
  • 19 Oct
    • Career Chat 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      Career Chat
      Date: Oct 19
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      Michael Huhn, Orthotist
      Mary Free Bed


      Register Here
  • 20 Oct
    • Virtual Talk & Tour 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Virtual Talk & Tour
      Date: Oct 20
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      Careers in Rehabilitation and Therapy - Mary Free Bed
      Occupations Represented: Physical Therapist, Recreation Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registered Nurse
      Register Here
  • 21 Oct
    • Creating a Profile of a CR Graduate
      Date: Oct 21
      Time: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      In-Person PD at Kent ISD ESC (Rogue Room) 3 SCECHs Registration Link Coming Soon!
    • Career Chat 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      Career Chat
      Date: Oct 21
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar - CURRENT
      Pam Sebright, Register Medical Assistant
      West Michigan Dermatology


      Register Here