Career Specialists

The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Career Specialists serve local K-12 students in the following ways:

  • Assisting K-12 students on their career development journey as they plan for their future careers
  • Developing resources for educators to connect the classroom to the world of work
  • Partnering with local businesses to provide career exploration opportunities
  • Providing activities for families to engage in career development with their students

To learn more about career development efforts, and to begin the career development process with your students, visit the Career Development Educator and Toolkit Hub.

Career Awareness, Grades K through 5


Michelle Kuck–Career Specialist, Grades K-5

  • Kickstart to Career
  • Career Project
  • Mini Career School
  • Bring Your Child to Work Activity
  • Family Engagement Activities
  • Career AG-xploration
  • Discover Manufacturing

Career Exploration, grades 6 through 8


Benika LongmireCareer Specialist, Grades 6-8

  • Middle Vision
  • Career Cluster Introduction
  • Introduction to EDP/Talent Portfolio Support
  • Seventh Grade Career Day
  • Family Engagement Activities
  • Career Camp
  • Future Focused Series
  • Career AG-xploration
  • Discover Manufacturing

Career Preparation, grades 9 through 12


Stephen Pettifor–Career Specialist, Grades 9-12

  • MiCareer Quest
  • Career Tech Center Tours
  • Career Exploration Activities
  • Ground Hog Job Shadow
  • Future Focused Job Fair
  • Internships
  • Job Shadows
  • Career Expos
  • Future Focused Series
  • Career AG-xploration
  • Discover Manufacturing
15 School Districts
16 Program Areas
16 Years in Operation
31 Educators
839 Students