Project NorthStar (WIOA)

Everyone has dreams, what are yours? 

What would you like to do next in life?  We want to help you get there.

Funded through a grant from Michigan Works!, the coaches in Project NorthStar can help guide you through the obstacles in your way so you can:
   - Finish high school or earn a GED (General Education Development)
   - Get a job
   - Start college

What are your strengths, skills, abilities, interests?

Tell us!  We'll listen.  Then, we'll help you figure out how to achieve your goal.  We'll walk right along side you every step of the way.  We can:
   - Help you set goals and create a realistic plan to meet them
   - Help you write a resume, find job shadows and internships
   - Find job training and a job
   - Help with college visits, applications and the process of starting college

Need help finishing school or getting a job?

We want to help!  We work with young people ages 16-24 who have something standing in the way of completing an education or getting a job.  Whether you're dealing with lost credits, homelessness, pregnancy or another life challenge, we have ways to help.

Key features of Kent ISD's Project NorthStar program are:

  • Career planning
  • Post-secondary education planning
  • College visits
  • Mentoring & tutoring
  • Career exploration
  • Job shadowing & internships
  • Job search assistance & training
  • Employability skills
  • Possible work experience
  • Financial literacy training
  • Information & referrals to other service providers & community resources
  • One-year transition program

Visit us on Facebook:  Project NorthStar Facebook Page

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
Contact Project NorthStar

616.365.2295
northstar@kentisd.org