KTC Enrollment Process

Welcome to KTC's Enrollment Guide

On this page you'll find everything you need to know to enroll a student at your school in one of our programs at Kent Transition Center. That includes important dates, contacts and links you'll need to take the process from start to finish. 

Click through the expandable boxes below to get started, or download a printable PDF version of this information at the link below:

Kent Transition Center Enrollment Process (PDF)

KTC Enrollment Dates

  • Sneak Peak Visits: Ocober 18, 2021 - April 27, 2022
  • Program Visits: November 2, 2021 – May 12, 2022
  • Open Enrollment begins: January 17, 2022

KTC School Schedule

  • October 1, 2021 Kent ISD Staff PD/No Students
  • October 21-22, 2021 KTC Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • November 24-26, 2021 Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20-31, 2021 Christmas Break
  • February 21-22, 2022 Mid-Winter Break
  • Date To Be Determined KTC Open House
  • April 1-8, 2022 Spring Break
  • May 6, 2022 KTC End of the Year Celebration/Awards 
  • May 30, 2022 No School
  • June 3, 2022 KTC Last Day for students & staff

KTC Virtual Tour

To have a reasonable likelihood of success, the incoming KTC student should:

  • Be in the last 2 years of school (high school or transition program)
  • Have successfully completed pre-vocational experiences which include but are not limited to:
    • The development of work-related behaviors
    • A jb shadow experience in the targeted vocational area which the student is pursing
    • Participation in career exploration
  • Be goal oriented toward a career in a specific vocational area and express an interest in the program they select
  • Have the ability to generalize learning and transfer skills to a new setting
  • Be able to work in a vocational setting for 2+ hours and be able to stay focused until completion
  • Be able to follow multiple step directions in sequence
  • Be able to work productively with minimal supervision
  • Be able to actively participate in a group setting to best achieve a goal
  • Be able to demonstrate safety rules and be willing to follow them in the work environment
  • Be willing and able to attend daily to achieve our 90% attendance requirement to stay in AVE class and be recommended for the 2nd year WBL (Work Based Learning) program

* Please note that these prerequisites are only indicators for a student’s success. They are not inclusive, and every student is a unique participant. We provide this as a guide in training your students and in selecting who might be the best fit for the independent employment training provided at KTC.

Hospitality/Culinary:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced/noisy environment
  • Strength and stamina to lift/move/and stand for lengthy periods of time
  • Basic understanding of fractions
  • Basic measuring skills
  • Good personal hygiene and willingness to follow uniform compliance
  • Ability to work fast (sense of urgency, time-focused job)
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Sanitation skills – cleaning is an important part of the everyday job
  • Accept repetition as a part of the job
  • Good communication skills and ability to take direction

Retail Marketing:

  • Emphasis on customer service and communication skills 
  • Speed of task completion (fast-paced) while meeting quality standards
  • Basic math functions and operations in order to apply business formulas such as Profit/Loss
  • Spatial awareness and organizational skills
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to follow store procedures, understand store lay-out and rationale
  • Willingness to clean and maintain the appearance of the store
  • Interest in learning how to merchandise and stock items
  • Ability to stick with a task until it is completed, including repetitive tasks
  • Interest and willingness to complete independent written and/or multimedia projects such as marketing plans, product research, business development
  • Use technology to learn independently including Virtual Business, Moodle, Edify

Child & Family Care:

  • Patience
  • Good communication skills
  • Physical stamina and the ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to manage emotions
  • Confidentiality
  • Problem-solving

Automotive: 

  • Willingness to get dirty/greasy
  • Uniform compliance (dress for safety requirements)
  • Good motor skills
  • Physical ability and stamina to lift, climb, carry, stand, and use tools to perform mechanical repairs 
  • Understand fractions
  • Understand metric measures
  • Basic measuring skills (cups, pints, quarts)
  • Ability to complete and read basic forms
  • Basic computer skills

Manufacturing:

  • Lift at least 25 pounds
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Climb, carry, and stand for long periods of time
  • Use measurement and fractions
  • Handle a noisy atmosphere
  • Handle a physically and mentally demanding workload
  • Complete repetitive work or duties with attention to detail

High School Teachers, Counselors, and Homeschool Parents seeking to enroll their student(s) into a Kent Transition Center program, for possible fall enrollment will need to complete the following steps.

Sneak Peek visit start October 18, 2021 & run through April 27, 2022.

1st Step: Sneak Peek Visit

This visit is a group visit designed to introduce students to KTC programs, see classroom demonstrations, and help students find which program suits them best. Sneak Peek is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays. For visits at KTC, groups can consist of 10 to 20 students with staff from their school.

Virtual visits will be available through Zoom. Once you have signed up, a zoom link will be sent to your school’s email address, provided on Sign Up Genius. You can either cast your screen to your entire class or send each student the Zoom meeting link.

*Program visits are (in-person) at KTC. Program visit times are during your current KTC student(s) class session on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Program visits begin November 2, 2021 & run through May 12, 2022.

2nd Step: Program Visit

After the student(s) explores their interests after the Sneak Peek visit, the high school counselor or teacher can schedule the student for a program Visit. This gives the student a chance to try out a class of their interest. This visit is required and a recommendation from a KTC instructor, for the student to enroll at KTC.

  • How do I register my student(s) for a program visit?   Through the Online System (OE) at  https://oe.kentisd.org/
  • Are you a new user in the Online System?   If you have never used the Online enrollment system before you will need to “Register” and create a profile. It may take up to 24 hours for it to become active. If you used it last year or with a KCTC student you can just sign in and begin. If you’ve forgotten your password Vicki Bickel can change it for you. Contact her at 365-2392 or email at vickibickel@kentisd.org

3rd Step: Enrollment

Open Enrollment begins January 17, 2022

After your student(s)have complete their visit and would like to enroll at KTC. Log back into the Online Enrollment (OE) system and find the student.  If they have been recommended you will not see a blue Request Enrollment button below KTC Enrollment Request.  You must select that to actually enroll your student into the class. 

If you do not see an enrollment button or have other questions about the OE system you can contact Vicki Bickel at 365-2492 or vickibickel@kentisd.org

Kent Transition Center (KTC) offers an innovative program designed to meet the needs of Kent County's secondary students that are not yet prepared for independent, competitive employment, which is an enrollment requirement for KTC.  The CORE program will better prepare students for adult life by working mainly on career and employability skills, teaching them skills to empower them to participate in their community.

*A Sneak Peek Visit is not required for a CORE visit. If you have student(s) you believe are a good fit for CORE, please complete and review the following steps.

CORE program visits are scheduled on Mondays & Wednesdays

1st Step: Complete the 1st Step Assessment 

Use this hyperlink - 1st Step Assessment

Why is it important? The 1st Steps Assessment gives us a snapshot of the student from the person who knows the student best, the teacher.  It allows us to see if the student has the basic skills that are needed to be recommended for CORE.

2nd step: Visit Approval/Program Visit

Once we look over the responses from the 1st Steps Assessment, we will determine whether or not the student is approved for a visit.  If the student is approved for a visit, then the school will be contacted and asked to schedule a visit.

3rd Step: Recommendation

During the CORE visit, an assessment is conducted to determine if CORE is the appropriate fit for the student.  If it is decided that CORE will be a good fit, then we will recommend the student for enrollment for the following school year.

4th Step: Enrollment

Online enrollment requests will start on January 17, 2022.
Program visits are required for a student to enroll.

After your student’s visit you can log back into the Online Enrollment (OE) system and find the student.  If they have been recommended you will not see a blue Request Enrollment button below KTC Enrollment Request.  You must select that to actually enroll your student into the class. 

If you do not see an enrollment button or have other questions about the OE system you can contact Vicki Bickel at 365-2492 or vickibickel@kentisd.org