April 24, 2024

Work-Based Learning Students Sign On For Jobs

Signing Day was April 22

Kent ISD's Workforce Development team, along with Kent Career Tech Center's Work-Based Learning Coordinators recognized the students who participated in long-term, paid Work-Based Learning for the 2023-24 school year.

75 students participated in long-term, paid Work-Based Learning job placements during the school year. Many have been hired or offered positions to stay onboard at the conclusion of the school year. Trinity Health and Fox Motors both hosted students throughout the year and made offers at the Signing Event on April 22, along with several others.

Students represented several KCTC programs including welding, engineering, diesel technology, graphic communication, construction, mechatronics, culinary, auto collision and technology, information technology, precision machining, HVACR and health care

Work-Based Learning is defined by the Michigan Department of Education as a means to give students the opportunity to learn in real workplace settings. This year over 1,500 Work-Based Learning placements took place in short term, long term, paid, unpaid, and clinical combined experiences. Kent Career Tech Center Work-Based Learning works in partnership with instructors, counselors, administrators, parents and community partners to provide these learning experiences for students.