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 60 representatives from colleges, universities, technical/skill training schools, and branches of the military (ROTC, active and reserve) from across Michigan and beyond!
  • Transportation Career Day - Every May (4th Graders ONLY) Hosted by Pankow Center students.  A unique career day event for 4th grade students from across the district to 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.

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. 

Fori Automation Careers/Apprenticeship Program - a local automation company focused on the next generation of advanced manufacturing and which offers several programs to those looking to start their career.

College Exploration:

Baker College Open House - Tour a modern facility and explore 100+plus programs in a variety of disciplines including business, engineering, education, IT, nursing, health sciences, legal studies, psychology and more!

Carnegie Institute Meet & Greet - 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.


College Night 2021 - TBD
Career Night 2021 - TBD

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, 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

Arts and Entertainment, Media, Marketing

Hotel, Leisure, Travel