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Kirtland. Mission Exploration.

If life is a journey filled with constant discoveries, we’ve definitely been giving our local eighth graders something to think about. This Week @ Kirtland, we’ve been on a mission. A College Exploration Mission. And our explorers? About 600 eighth grade students from our nearby…and not so nearby…communities!

Area eighth graders visit Kirtland to explore their career options during Kirtland's annual College Exploration Day

Area eighth graders visit Kirtland to explore their career options during Kirtland’s annual College Exploration Day

In two separate sessions, we’ve had young learners from Fairview, Grayling, Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Mio, West Branch – even Forest Area – on our Roscommon Campus to explore their college options. Future college students? We sure hope so! And, to help them start thinking about the big choices they’ll need to make in the next few years, our talented and experienced Kirtland faculty members spent time explaining a variety of job and career choices to our visitors.

Automotive. Health Sciences. Cosmetology. Computers. History. Business. These were just a handful of the career fields our eighth grade college explorers learned about during their visits. Yesterday, the lucky Forest Area group even got a pre-screening of the amazing annual Student Art Show which is being held tonight. Needless to say, there were more than a few students interested in exploring art as a career!  Want to see more?  Check out the pictures we’ve posted on our Facebook page!

More than 600 eighth graders visit Kirtland

More than 600 eighth graders visit Kirtland

Life is, indeed, a journey. This Week @ Kirtland, it’s been very exciting helping so many young learners from throughout our local communities to start their journey and explore their options for the future.

To learn more about the programs, advising, testing, financial aid and other services available to students, contact 989-275-5000, extension 284, or visit us online.  And, as always, you are invited to drop in and check us out at, follow us on Twitter at, and like us on Facebook at

Kirtland. Be the future.