Teachers in Industry (Course # 19CR0213)

Date(s): 2/13/2019 
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration open through 2/11/2019 6:00 AM EST


10 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description

WHAT IS IT? Teachers in Industry is a professional development opportunity for educators to learn more about local employers and community organizations through on-site visits and presentations.


  • To highlight information about local employer needs, labor market trends, and new technologies relevant for teachers;
  • To help educators connect their classroom content to real world applications and business practices so that students are college- and career-ready; and
  • To encourage meaningful collaboration between educators and the business community.



Founders Brewing Co. – From humble beginnings to becoming one of the nation's fastest growing breweries, Founders Brewing Co. has had quite a journey over the past 21 years. There is so much more to beer than brewing! Visit to learn about the various departments and employees necessary to make it all happen. From finance to quality control, and from warehouse management to taproom server, we all work together to make Founders what it is today. Cheers!

Pioneer Construction – Through four generations of family ownership, Pioneer builds exceptional facilities and landmark environments in which people learn, heal, worship, work, govern, play, shop and live. Among their current projects, Pioneer is proud to introduce the Hilton Embassy Suites, scheduled to open June 2, 2019. Embassy Suites are modern all-suite hotels. This newest edition will be located in the Monroe North district. Come get a “behind the scenes” look at the work, as it happens!

The Career Readiness Department can reimburse schools up to $100 for substitutes used for Teachers in Industry events.CLICK HERE to complete the attached substitute reimbursement form. Then submit it to the email indicated on the form prior to the event.

Participants will meet at Kent ISD, with transportation provided to sites. Space is limited, so please only register if you are able to attend the entire day. Lunch will be provided and SCECHs are available pending approval.

Course Content Questions? Contact Eric Kelliher at erickelliher@kentisd.org or 616-365-2350.

Note: This course is aligned with the School Improvement Framework



Eric Kelliher

Eric Kelliher, Career Readiness Consultant at Kent ISD, works with local educators to integrate career exploration, planning and thinking into instruction. From helping teachers integrate soft skills into lesson plans, to speaking to classrooms and at conferences, to running programs like Teachers in Industry, Classroom to Careers and others, Eric seeks to make career thinking an integral part of the learning experience. His prior experience includes 6 years in the classroom teaching Language Arts and Physical Education, 4 years as a K-12 Technology trainer, 3 years in Higher Education, and several years in the corporate world, first in Banking, later as a Leadership Development trainer at Meijer’s corporate headquarters.

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Course Cost

The course cost is $10.00

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 5




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2930 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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