Helping Students Reach Their Potential

The CORE program prepares students for adult life by working mainly on career and employability skills, teaching them skills to empower them to participate in their community.

The main components of the program are:

  • Functional Academic Skills
  • Pre-Vocational Skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills

The CORE program will be part of the Kent Career Tech Center starting in fall 2023. Students and families should contact their school counselor for enrollment information.

Learn more about CORE!

School News Network article:  KCTC and KTC CORE students roll up their sleeves to help reduce water runoff at KENT ISD.

School News Network article:  Working at the Y Opens Doors for CORE Students: A Transforming Experience

KTC CORE students toured The Rapid (city bus) and explored the Central Station: Ride the Rapid


Mary Free Bed YMCA:      Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Kent Transition Center:   Tuesday, Thursday 


Lori Dulak

Instructor, CORE Program
Phone: 616-365-2375

Heather Kelley

CTE Specialist - CORE Program