Discovery Center

Choose it!

Our Discovery Center offers hundreds of students in local high schools the opportunity to analyze their skills and interests, consider career options and determine if a KTC program is right for them.

Make the choice to come visit us at the Kent Transition Center. The Discovery Center is a welcoming place. Our informal setting and friendly staff help students explore their interests and talents. They can learn about us, learn about themselves and make some career decisions

Learn It!

Sneak Peek (Day 1) Visits are designed to help students find out if Kent Transition Center is the right place for them and which program suits them best. Students participating should be looking for possible fall enrollment for the following school year. Sneak Peek is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, groups will consist of 10 to 20 students with staff from their school. They will be able to rotate through a variety of activity booths and walk through the labs in the KTC building.  Schools do have the option of having our Discovery Center team bring the Sneak Peek presentation to their classroom.

The Sneak Peek experience is the first step before visiting a KTC classroom of interest for each individual student. Our staff is dedicated to helping students and will answer questions the students have about careers, training and employment.

Do It!

This is the students' favorite part. After they explore their interests and abilities during our Sneak Peek visit, their high school counselor can sign them up for a program visit. This gives the student a chance to join in whatever the class is doing, from baking desserts to changing oil in cars or patching a hole in drywall. In the classes, students will experience the same kinds of learning they do on a day-to-day basis if they choose to enroll.

After students complete their program visit, schools will be able to access our online system and check for placement recommendation. Be sure to talk over this experience with your student to help him or her decide if KTC is the right choice. We hope it is!

If you would like more information, please come take a tour and learn what we have to offer. Please contact Morgan Dailey at morgandailey@kentisd.org

Morgan Dailey  

Hello, my name is Morgan Dailey. This is my first year at KTC and as the Career Navigation Coordinator. I have worked the past 6 years in Higher Education working in Admissions and Career Services. I have a passion for working with students and assisting them through their educational journey. At the Discovery Center I am responsible for informing students and local school districts about our programs, what's new at KTC, assessments, and finding the best fit for our students.

I am a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduating from Forest Hills Central High School. After high school I attended Eastern Michigan University and received my Bachelor's in Communication and Electronic Media and Film. In addition, I was a distance runner on the women's cross country and track team. Later, I received my Master's degree in Business Management from Davenport University.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching way too much reality tv, shopping, and connecting with people around my community!
 

Laura Fabiano

Hi! My name is Laura Fabiano. This is my 4th year in the Discovery Center at KTC as a Program Placement Specialist. Before that I spent 2 years substitute teaching throughout the Kent ISD, including KCTC.

I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor's of Science where I majored in Psychology. Afterwards, I attended Saybrook Graduate School of Psychology in San Francisco for 2 years where I studied Counseling Psychology. I eventually left graduate work to homeschool my two children, which were the most meaningful 15 years of my life.

I am very passionate about helping young adults move forward in life, and I am excited to see our students here at KTC transition from the first time I meet them in the Discovery Center through their next year in one of our amazing programs. Seeing the growth of the students from one year to the next is always rewarding!



Students interested in enrolling for Fall 2020:

Sneak Peek and Program Visits are scheduled through local school districts.

Homeschooled students & parents, please contact the Discovery Center to schedule your student.



Come Visit KTC!

Sneak Peek Visits are happening now!
Click here to sign up

There are two options:
1. Bring your students to KTC 
2. Our Discovery Center Team brings the Sneak Peek presentation to your classroom
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Once you have completed a Sneak Peek visit, you can come for a Program Visit
Program Visits are scheduled at: https://oe.kentisd.org/