Employers and educators throughout West Michigan offer camps, internships, job shadowing, open houses and more to help youth explore careers in the region's high-demand industries.  Click on the industry in the menu to the left to see a list of upcoming opportunities (This is just a quick sample- more to come!!).  You can also sign up to receive the MiCQ News which will deliver these opportunities straight to your inbox. 




Metro Health offers job shadows as well as internships. Contact Jennifer Devries, Volunteer and School to Work Program Supervisor: 616-252-7009 or


Shape Camp (Summer Health Activities & Professions Exploration):
July 11-14 at the GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Services in downtown Grand Rapids. GVSU sHaPe Camp is a one-week, FREE day camp introduction to the health professions for boys and girls currently in 7th and 8th grades and Michigan residents.  Preference will be given to students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools. For questions on the camp, please contact Kathy Agee at the RMSC at (616) 331-3031 or


Metron is looking for individuals who are interested in furthering their career in the healthcare field as a CNA. We will work with you to select a CNA training institute and schedule that works best for you and sponsor you to attend the class and test to become a CNA!  Contact Stephanie Muscat at or 616-957-3957 ext. 5295.


Want to learn more about GRCC's Healthcare Programs?  Attend a free Healthcare Information Session.  Check out our website for dates and times. Questions?  Call 616-234-3400.


Spectrum Health Job Shadowing

A short term, one day less than eight hours, unpaid career exploration opportunity where a student is allowed to observe a professional and ask questions about their career. The “hands off” experience doesn’t involve assistance in patient care or productive work.


Ferris State University: Molecular Diagnostics DNA Camp
Mon June 20 - Fri June 24 in Grand Rapids

This camp was developed for students with an interest in genetics or those considering a career in science or medicine. Here, you’ll perform hands-on experiments using the same equipment found in clinical laboratories nationwide, including isolating DNA from plants. Through a series of tests, you’ll be able to transform this mysterious matter we call DNA into something you can actually see! 




Allegan Co. ACATEC Tech Camp 2016 – June 20-24


Muskegon Co ISD: Summer Fun for Middle Schoolers  Variety of programs for all sectors of MiCareer Quest  June 20-23rd 


Newaygo Co. Summer Camps – Robotics, Computer Science, Digital Scrapbooking


Ottawa Area ISD: CSI Tech - Destination Robotics - Computer Tech

Session 1: June 13-17

Session2: June 20-24


University of Michigan Tech Camps for Kids 2016


MSU Summer Camps: Engineering and Robotics


Ferris State University Summer Camps: Academic Camps/Cyber Security, Design and Manufacturing, Digital Animation & Game Design, Digital Media Software Engineering


GVSU Science Technology & Engineering Camp for Girls  June 13-16 and June 20-23




Machine Tool Class provides Junior and Senior students with experience in pre-engineering, machining and some welding practices. Emphasis on safety and exposure to different concepts applicable to manufacturing engineering.

Location: Heartlands (Career Center for Ionia County)

Contact Bill Rodgers, Machine Tool Instructor:, 616-527-6540


Advanced Manufacturing Explorers Students spend 3 Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 PM – 5PM with an area professional to discover the intricacies involved in their chosen occupation.

Organization: Kent Intermediate School District, Career Readiness Department.


FuturePREP - Post-secondary institutions and employers want today's students to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century.  Whether it's a career-based track or a college-bound pathway, the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) provides students with the resources and training they need to become responsible and productive members of their communities.


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