Arts + Tech

Our nationally recognized Teen Arts + Tech Program engages high school students from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) in creative, tuition-free afterschool experiences from September through May. We also offer summer camps for middle and high school students from any school district; a paid summer employment opportunity for select teens; and daytime studio partnerships with local classrooms.

Learn more about our current enrollment opportunities below.

Step Year

Step Year is a unique mix of college and career exploration, self-discovery, and connections to employment pathways in a variety of sectors. The program is tuition-free and is open to young adults ages 18-24 who have a high school diploma or GED and live in Kent County.

This program was specifically designed to help you find a career or educational path that’s right for you. If you’re ready to take the next step, but aren’t sure what you want to do or would like more support navigating, we’re here to help. Learn more about enrollment below.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development offers under and unemployed adults the opportunity to learn a new career, grow personally and professionally, and build a network with industry and community leaders.

Our Adult Career Training Program’s welcoming environment, small class sizes, and extra support services move adults toward new careers in health information, pharmacy technician, and cybersecurity + GRC fields. These career pathways pay living wages, may offer benefits, and provide opportunity for career advancement. Learn more about our career pathways and the enrollment process below.