Career & College Exploration

Click below to learn about college exploration events and local employment and training opportunities for current high school students and graduates:

Career & College Exploration District Events:

  • Career Night  - Every March from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Free event open to all ages!  Explore career options and paths; meet and greet real career professionals representing several of Michigan's high-wage, high-demand career clusters.   
  • College Night at the Pankow Center - Every April  from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Free event open to 10-12 th graders, high school graduates, community college students and families.  Meet and greet over 50 representatives from colleges, universities, technical/skill training schools, and branches of the military from across Michigan and beyond!
  • Transportation Career Day - Every May (4th Graders ONLY) Hosted by Pankow Center students.  A unique career day event where 4th grade students from across the district visit the Pankow Center and explore careers which require special vehicles for the job.  

Career Exploration - High School Students:

Going Pro with Professional Trades Careers in Michigan -  Explore some of Michigan's most in-demand careers in the Professional Trades and where you can get trained.

Pure Michigan Talent CONNECT- Skilled Trades - Learn about high demand jobs in Michigan in areas such as; healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive.

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day)-First Friday of every October.  A field trip to local Advanced Manufacturing Businesses where students can learn about the some of the most promising careers available.  See MFG Day Videos for more information.

Michigan Careers Expos - Detroit Job Fairs (

Apprenticeship Programs:

Apprenticships.GOV - Your one-stop source for all things apprenticeships.

MI Apprenticeship - Find out about how to become an apprentice and find apprenticeship opportunities. 

MAT 2 - Michigan Advanced Technical Training - Combines state-of-the-art training with curriculum designed for current industry needs in areas of Mechatronics, Information Technology, CNC and Technical Product Design.

MUST Careers - MUST Construction Careers will connect you with unionized construction trades.  The MUST organization consists of trade affiliates of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council and their contractor association partners.

Medbio- Medbio is a medical manufacturer located in Clinton Township and has been in business for over 30 years.   We have many Journeyman Toolmakers who are ready and eager to share their knowledge.  We are willing to train the right individual.  This is a great career opportunity with a stable and growing company.

College Exploration:

Carnegie Institute - for students who may benefit from smaller class sizes, individual attention and training in the allied health industry after high school graduation.

Macomb Community College - Check out some of the following Skilled programs offered through Macomb Community College:

Oakland University Camps for High School Teens - A unique pre-college experience for  high school teens with interest in exploring careers in Healthcare, Engineering and Computer Science, Aerial and Ground Robotics, Criminal Justice, Business and Graphic Arts.


Career Night March 20, 2024 - 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
College Night - April 23, 2024 -  6:00- 7:30 pm - Student Registration Required through

Questions to Ask a Career Professional on Career Night

We are always in need of career volunteers for this event!  If you would like to participate as a career volunteer, please contact Anna Geikas-Los at:

Specific Career Titles in Need Are:

Healthcare Physicians, Technicians, Assistants & Healthcare Administrative & IT

Energy, Utilities and Environmental

All IT, All Engineering, All Design, All Mechanics

All Management, Financial Services, Accounting, Purchasing

Manufacturing, Logistics, Material Management, Warehousing

Liberal/Visual/Performing Arts and Entertainment, Media, Marketing

Hotel, Leisure, Travel