KTC Enrollment Process

KTC Enrollment Dates

Enrollment dates pending

KTC School Schedule

  • September 30, 2022  Kent ISD Staff PD/No Students
  • November 23-25, 2022  Thanksgiving Break
  • December 19-30, 2022  Christmas Break
  • January 2, 2023  Christmas Break
  • January 16, 2023  Kent ISD Staff PD/No Students
  • February 7-8, 2023  Kent ISD Secondary Programs Open House
  • February 20, 2023  Mid-Winter Break
  • March 10, 2023  Kent ISD Staff PD/No Students
  • March 31-April 7, 2023  Spring Break
  • May 29, 2023  No School
  • June 2, 2023  Last Day for students & staff

KTC Virtual Tour

Photo of Morgan DaileyMorgan Dailey 
 

Hello, my name is Morgan Dailey. This is my third year at KTC as the Career Navigation Coordinator. Prior to KTC, I worked for 6 years in Higher Education 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

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 job shadow experience in the targeted vocational area which the student is pursuing
    • 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

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 

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

DATE TO BEGIN ONLINE ENROLLMENT REQUESTS IS PENDING.
 

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 365-2392 or vickibickel@kentisd.org

CONTACT INFORMATION

Morgan Dailey

Coordinator