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OVERVIEW:

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.  Through our comprehensive futurePREP Program, we offer innovative tools and experiences to help students make the decisions that will positively impact their careers and quality of life for decades. 

PROGRAMS/TOOLS:

There are an array of innovative tools and experiences within the futurePREP Program that help students prepare for education, further training, and a career after high school.  Below is a short synopsis of each.  To find out additional information, visit the links to the right or click on one of the titles below.

futurePrepSnippet Connections

Connections is a career preparation program that partners schools with local businesses to prepare students for their future through mentoring, work experience, and by developing employability skills from 6th grade through their high school years.

futurePrepSnippet  Skills4Success (The Core of the futurePREP Program)

The Skills4Success are a set of 21st Century or Soft Skills that have been developed through the input of regional employers, colleges and universities, local school districts, and community members.  

futurePrepSnippet WhoAmI

WhoAmI is an online social networking tool that assists students with connecting how their interests, passions, and talents connect to the world of post-secondary education and a career.

futurePrepSnippet Summer Immersion

Summer Immersion is a unique career and interest exploration program offered through the Ottawa Area ISD for high school students in which they explore various topics through hands-on, learning excursions for approximately three weeks in the summer.

futurePrepSnippet Early College

The Ottawa Area ISD partners with local school districts, colleges and universities, and employers to form early college options across the region in which students have the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma, a significant amount of college credits within a particular focus area, and firsthand experience within various business settings.

futurePrepSnippet IChallengeU

IChallengeU is an intense, two-week summer educational opportunity for 11th and 12th grade students in which they solve real-world issues from local businesses and earn college credit.  

futurePrepSnippet Unite4Insight

Unite4Insight  is a summer program which partners educators with local businesses to bring relevancy from the workplace into the classroom.

futurePrepSnippet Ladders2Success

Developed in collaboration with the Grand Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, Ladders2Success is a program designed to provide an opportunity for 7th grade students to learn who they are, what they like, and where they are going on their road to success.

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futurePREP PROGRAMS/TOOLS

futurePrepSnippet Connections 

futurePrepSnippet Academy   

futurePrepSnippet Skills4Success

futurePrepSnippet WhoAmI

futurePrepSnippet Summer Immersion

futurePrepSnippet Early College

futurePrepSnippet IChallengeU

futurePrepSnippet IChallengeUth

futurePrepSnippet Sundae School 

futurePrepSnippet Unite4Insight

futurePrepSnippet Ladders2Success

For more information, please contact one of our staff members:

Jason Pasatta
Director
616-738-8940 x4039 
Kathy Steinbach
Administrative Assistant
616-738-8940 x4034 
Kyle Dannenberg
Coordinator
Melissa Bultema
Specialist/Early College
616-738-8940