Video about futurePREP'd Academy Program
Video with the President and CEO's of Haworth and Herman Miller
futurePREP'd Academy is a unique public/private partnership between the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, local school districts, colleges/universities, economic development Agencies, chambers of commerce and businesses/organizations.
futurePREP'd Academy is currently being implemented within seven school districts and six companies from across the southern part of the Ottawa area within western Michigan through a collaboration between the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Lakeshore Advantage, the West Coast Chamber and the Model Communities Initiatives.
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In the Media
New Partnership Program Connects School to Career for Area Students (Holland Sentinel, 11/3/13)
New Program Helps Kids Connect Link Between Classroom and Career Choice (WGVU, 10/31/13)
Supplier Envy: Southern States Set Sights on Michgan's Auto Suppliers (MiBiz, 10/27/13)
The Missing Link? Connections Program Matches Employers with Educators to Create a New Talent Pipeline (MiBiz, 8/5/13)
Preparing for Work: Lakeshore Schools, Business Partner to Expose 13,000 Students to Workforce (MLive, 5/14/13)
College Scholarships: Six Ottawa County Students win $1,000 Each at IChallengeU Competition (MLive, 7/20/13)
Students Take Part in Summer IChallengeU Career Development Program to Enhance Business Skills (Holland Sentinel, 7/11/13)