Career Resources & Services at The Pankow Center - Room 301

The Pankow Center offers integral services and resources which support career development activities for students attending L'Anse Creuse Public Schools. 

Career Resources and Services are provided by Mrs. Geikas-Los, a certified Career Development Facilitator (Oakland University), with a Master of Science in Human Resources Administration (Central Michigan University).  Mrs. Los works directly with students and staff to promote career exploration opportunities, while facilitating the Educational Development Plan process through the online program called XELLO World.com

Students will update their Educational Development Plans (EDP) in XELLO World.com with Mrs. Los annually from their home schools.  Students who attend the Pankow Center may also schedule a visit with Mrs. Los to get further assistance with exploring their career paths;  employability skills, resume writing, scholarships, college research and financial aide.  

For questions about the Educational Development Plan or XELLO please contact:

Mrs. Geikas-Los
Career Development Facilitator & Career Cruising Administrator 

Frederick V. Pankow Center (586) 783-6570 x 1323

Resume Writing Resources for Students

Resume & Cover Letter Information  

Tips for the Interview

Ideas for Qualifications for Resumes by CTE Program:

Michigan Works! - Visit a Macomb/St.Clair County Michigan Works!  One-Stop Service Center and begin evaluating and strengthening your skills.  Create or update a resume, sharpen your interview skills and more!

Career Information on the Internet

XELLO World.com - Say hello to Xello!  Xello is an engaging online program that helps students build the skills, knowledge and plans to be future ready!   

Xello is software that helps students in grades 7–12 create their very own, unique roadmap for future success—enabling them to discover their own personalized pathway through self-knowledge, exploration and planning.

The program uses an investigative, discovery-based learning process. Students better understand themselves, their future career options, and the 21st century skills they’ll need to succeed. 

For Parents: What is XELLO

EVERY Student in the district grades 7th - 12th has a XELLO account!  Log in and begin your exploration journey!  Complete lessons, assessments, record your experiences, activities and academic progress and more!

  • Your username is: lcps-student ID number
  • Your Password format is:  MMDDYYY

If you have questions or trouble logging in, you may also e-mail Mrs. Los, the district Career Cruising Administrator, for assistance.

MI Bright Future - An online tool which connects students with real-life professionals.  Get insight on the education and skills needed for careers, read company profiles, and ask questions about career paths through virtual discussion boards.  Students can also access MI Bright Future within their Career Cruising accounts. 

Michigan Works! - Visit a Macomb/St. Clair County Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center and begin evaluating and strengthening your skills.  Create or update a resume, sharpen your interview skills and more!

MFG Day - Manufacturing Day - Macomb - Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day helps showcase the appeal of modern manufacturing careers. The initiative encourages thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to teach students, parents, teachers and community leaders about all the inner workings of the industry. MFG Day also empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

High Demand, High Wage Jobs in Michigan through 2026

US Bureau of Labor and Statistics - Career and Labor Market Information from the federal government.

US Department of Labor/Apprenticeships - Employers have hired over 583,000 Apprentices since January 1, 2017!

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

America's Career Infonet - Explore careers and employment information.  Includes a video library of occupations.

Career One Stop - Your source for employment information and inspiration. The place to manage your career. Your pathway to career success.

O-NET Online Career Information and Assessments - The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

Financial Aid

 

  • Federal Financial Aid - FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
  • FastWeb - FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships. 
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - Helpful information and documents to help with planning for college expenses.
  • StudentAid.gov- For the most current information on this and other changes.