Baker College of Jackson Hosts Career, Community Open House

April 10, 2013

May 11 free event includes demonstrations, lab tours, family activities

The Baker College of Jackson Campus
The Baker College of Jackson Campus

Baker College of Jackson will host a career and community open house, noon – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at 2800 Springport Road, Jackson. The open house is free to the public.

Attendees will learn about Baker College educational and career-training programs and will be able to tour Baker’s campus, including all of its state-of-the-art labs. The Jackson campus has nearly doubled in size since 2004 and has added many classrooms, labs, and other specialized facilities.

Careers in the following growing fields will be highlighted:

  • Health Sciences
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Business Administration
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Human Service

This family event will also include giveaways and hands-on activities for children, and Baker staff members will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers for attendees.

“This is going to be a fun, educational event for all,” said Patricia A. Kaufman, Ed.D., Baker College of Jackson President. “Industry professionals, faculty and current students will be available to provide insight into each career field, perform demonstrations, and answer questions. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a career in any of these fields to learn about the possibilities.”

Lab demonstrations include 3D printing in the SolidWorks lab, free massages in the therapeutic massage lab, and animal surgeries at the veterinary technician lab. Among other labs offering demonstrations are those for the programs of medical assistant, computer programing, CAD and design technology, radiation therapy, surgical technology, medical insurance specialist and health information technology.

A crime scene will be set up for the criminal justice program, a fire truck will be on site for the fire science program (pending a run that day), and Baker College’s cyber defense team will present a demonstration for the cyber defense program.

Other resource areas that will be open include the library, Learning Center and the offices of career services, financial aid and admissions.

For more information about the open house at Baker College of Jackson, e-mail the admissions department or call 517.788.7800.

The Baker College System