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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 Academy Program was developed to further the IChallengeU program during theschool year and is offered for 12 weeks with teams that meet two days a week after school.

Business Partners include:

Boys & Girls Club 

Discovery Days Learning Center


GH Township Fire & Rescue

Grand Valley State University


Holland Museum

J.R. Automation


Royal Technologies



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


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For more information, please contact one of our staff members:
Valorie Putnam
Assistant Superintendent
Careerline Tech Center
616-738-8935 x4203
David Searles
Careerline Tech Center
616-738-8950 x4302
Jennifer Knittel
Careerline Tech Center
616-738-8950 x4878
Nicole Gitler
Program Developer
Careerline Tech Center
616-738-8950 x4175
Kathy Steinbach
Administrative Assistant
Careerline Tech Center
616-738-8950 x4034
Melissa Bultema
Specialist/Early College
Careerline Tech Center
616-738-8950 x4204
David Ladd
Career Development Facilitator
Careerline Tech Center
616-738-8950 x4089