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Connecting
Careers to the Core

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This professional development equips educators with strategies to integrate real-world relevance into lessons, linking academics to students' career interests. It emphasizes transferable skills and skill-centric teaching, using interactive workshops and resources to help educators create engaging environments that prepare students for the evolving workforce.

Transformative Professional Development for Educators

Why Connecting Careers to the Core?

Future-Focused Education

  • Equip students with practical, real-world skills.

  • Bridge the gap between classroom learning and postsecondary success.

  • Foster adaptability and resilience for an ever-changing workforce.

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Tailored Strategies for Implementation

  • Learn practical methods to integrate career-focused elements into existing lessons.

  • Gain insights into building cross-disciplinary connections with industry relevance.

  • Develop personalized approaches that resonate with your teaching style and classroom dynamics.

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Elevate Engagement and Relevance

  • Capture student interest by aligning lessons with their future aspirations.

  • Create a learning environment that mirrors the expectations of the professional world.

  • Increase student motivation through meaningful connections between academic content and real-world applications.

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Focus on Transferable Skills

  • Shift the paradigm from content-centric to skill-centric teaching.

  • Discover innovative ways to teach and assess critical transferable skills.

  • Equip students with the tools needed for lifelong success in any career path.

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Professional Development Packages

  • Calhoun ISD
    17111 G-Drive N, Marshall, MI 49068 Youth Solutions Select Service locations: TBD
  • Capital Area Michigan Works!
    2110 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48910 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Lansing School District Peckham, Inc. - Clinton County Peckham, Inc. - Eaton County Sexton High School Waverly High School
  • Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
    440 East Congress, Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Chandler Park Academy High School Cody High School Covenant High School East Covenant House Central Covenant House Southwest Osborn High School Pershing High School
  • Direct Programs
    Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Bangor High School Benton Harbor High School Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Southwest Michigan Bridge Academy of Southwest Michigan Bridge Alternative High School Eau Claire High School Flint Youth Career Academy / Peckham, Inc. Hartford High School Hope Academy of West Michigan Ingham Academy / Peckham, Inc. Marquette Alger Technical Middle College Muskegon Community Education Center Muskegon High School Northview Next Career Center
  • Great Lakes Bay MI Works
    1409 Washington St, Midland, MI 48640 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: TBD
  • GST Michigan Works!
    711 North Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48503-1769 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Family Literacy Center Genesee ISD GST Michigan Works! Service Center Hamady High School Mott Community College Shiawassee Michigan Works! Service Center Southwestern Classical Academy Vassar High School
  • Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency
    1819 E Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002 Youth Solutions Select Service locations: Comstock STEM Academy Galesburg-Augusta High School Parchment Middle School Parchment Innovation Center
  • Livingston Educational Service Agency
    1425 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843 Youth Solutions Select Service locations: Pinckney Community High School
  • Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren
    499 Main Street, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Benton Harbor Michigan Works! Service Center Paw Paw Michigan Works! Service Center
  • Michigan Works! Macomb/St. Clair
    21885 Dunham Rd #11, Clinton Twp, MI 48036 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: TBD
  • Michigan Works! Southeast
    209 E Washington Ave, Ste 100, Jackson, MI 49201 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Hillsdale Michigan Works! Service Center Jackson Michigan Works! Service Center Lenawee Michigan Works! Service Center Livingston Michigan Works! Service Center Northwest Alternative High School Washtenaw Michigan Works! Service Center
  • Michigan Works! Southwest
    222 South Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Calhoun Michigan Works! Service Center Kalamazoo Michigan Works! Service Center Saint Joseph Michigan Works! Service Center
  • Michigan Works! West Central
    14330 Northland Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Lake Michigan Works! Service Center Mason Michigan Works! Service Center Mecosta Michigan Works! Service Center Newaygo Michigan Works! Service Center Oceana Michigan Works! Service Center Osceola Michigan Works! Service Center
  • Networks Northwest
    PO Box 506, Traverse City, MI 49685 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Alanson High School Beaver Island High School Boyne City High School Boyne Falls High School Cadillac High School Cadillac Innovation High School CASMAN Academy Central Lake High School Char-Em ISD Charlevoix High School Crooked Tree High School East Jordan High School Ellsworth High School Harbor Springs High School Mackinaw Trail Middle School Northwestern Michigan College Northwest Education Services Career Tech Center Pellston High School Petoskey High School Wexford Missaukee Career Tech Center
  • Northeast Consortium
    20709 State Street, Onaway, MI 49765 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Alpena Michigan Works! Service Center Cheboygan Michigan Works! Service Center Gaylord Michigan Works! Service Center Grayling Michigan Works! Service Center Lincoln Michigan Works! Service Center Mio Michigan Works! Service Center Onaway Michigan Works! Service Center
  • Oakland County Michigan Works!
    2100 Pontiac Lake Rd Waterford Township, MI 48328 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Waterford Michigan Works! Service Center
  • Region 7B
    402 N. First Street, Harrison, MI 48625 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Arenac Michigan Works! Service Center Beaverton Junior/Senior High School Clare Michigan Works! Service Center Gladwin Alternative Education Academy Gladwin High School Gladwin Michigan Works! Service Center Iosco County Michigan Works! Service Center Ogemaw Michigan Works! Service Center Ogemaw/Iosco Alternative Education Academy Oscoda Area High School Roscommon Michigan Works! Service Center
  • SEMCA
    25363 Eureka Road, Taylor, MI 48180 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: ACCESS Downriver Community Conference / Southgate Michigan Works! Service Center Ecorse High School Educational Data Systems, Inc. / Livonia Michigan Works! Service Center Employment and Training Designs, Inc. / Wayne & Highland Park Michigan Works! Service Centers Hamtramck High School Monroe County ISD Youth Opportunity Program Orchard Center High School River Rouge High School
  • Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!
    2950 College Ave, Escanaba, MI 49829 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Delta County New Chance Program Delta Michigan Works! Service Center Dickinson Michigan Works! Service Center Houghton Michigan Works! Service Center Luce Michigan Works! Service Center Marquette Michigan Works! Service Center Menominee Michigan Works! Service Center Schoolcraft Michigan Works! Service Center
  • West Michigan Works!
    316 Morris Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440 Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Program Locations: Allegan Michigan Works! Service Center Barry Michigan Works! Service Center Ionia Michigan Works! Service Center Kent Michigan Works! Service Center Montcalm Michigan Works! Service Center Muskegon Michigan Works! Service Center Ottawa Michigan Works! Service Center
  • West Shore ESD
    2130 US-10, Ludington, MI 49431 Youth Solutions Select Service locations: Shelby Middle School Shelby High School

"At first, I was thinking this was just one more thing that's added to my plate. Instead, you've made it easy to think about how to make our teaching more relevant to students. And our students are able to expand their awareness of all different career options."

 

- Math Teacher, Shelby Middle School

To Learn More
Contact Us Today!

Contact Alexandra Packer

Learning and Resource Development Manager

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(269) 365-2935.

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