futurePREP'd Academy


West Michigan is home to some of the most innovative companies and organizations in the nation and the futurePREP'd Academy is an opportunity to experience what these companies do first hand. The program will allow students to see and experience several different career opportunities within various businesses/organizations and gain useful skills that can be applied to whatever path they may choose to pursue in the future.

The 2019 Academy Program is scheduled to be offered again from January 8 to March 27.  Groups will meet Tuesday and Thursday after school for 12 weeks. Contact Kathy Steinbach at ksteinba@oaisd.org or 616-738-8950 ext. 4034 with questions.

We are planning an early "launch" date, this year,  Wednesday December 12, 2018 for some team building activities prior to the start of students meeting with their business partners.  An exciting year is ahead!

Be sure to enroll  here

Some participating businesses during the past school years include:

Students participating in the program may be eligible to earn college credit.

Please contact one of our staff members for more information:

Valorie Putnam
Assistant Superintendent
616-738-8935 x4203
David Searles
616-738-8950 x4302
Kathy Steinbach
Administrative Assistant
616-738-8950 x4034
Jennifer Knittel
616-738-8950 x4878
Nicole Gitler
Program Developer
616-738-8950 x4175
Gwen Luban
Program Developer
616-738-8950 x4176
Melissa Bultema
Specialist/Early College
616-738-8950 x4204
David Ladd
Career Development Facilitator
616-738-8950 x4089