Career Planning

Job Shadow Opportunities

Job Shadow Request Form

Groundhogs Day Shadow Experience

Mary Free Bed Career Shadowing

Metro Health Job Shadow

Spectrum Health

Construction and Construction Management

Sales, Marketing – White Caps

ZooKeeper for a Day

Kent Intermediate Career Readiness Events

Kent ISD has put together a list of upcoming career readiness opportunities in the area. We encourage you to attend as there are a lot of unique opportunities for students to plug in and explore their careers of interest.

The Talk & Tour Series is a evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors.

Through an informal “talk show style” format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a career you are interested in. This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take a valuable step in figuring out your own career direction. A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace. Each month a new industry/segment/topic will be highlighted.


Kent Career Technical Center

Kent Career Technical Center (or KCTC) is a great resource for exploring careers.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a website that allows students to explore their career interests and skills. Students can take career interest inventories, research careers, listen to interviews, create an Educational Development Plan (or EDP), and build a resume. Students will be led through the process of registering for an account in their 9th grade year and can see a counselor if they have trouble logging in.


College Navigator

College Navigator is another great site that allows for career exploration. Look for the Careers link in the lower right hand corner and click “GO”!
Visit College Navigator


Great job outlook information.

Michigan Career Access Portal

Free support to simplify the process of transitioning from high school to college and careers.
Visit Michigan Career Explorer Page

Job and Career Websites
Career Specific Websites