‘Boomerang’ career day at GHHS


Alexandra Bakker

GHHS is hosting a “Boomerang” event with local businesses to shed some light on careers in Grand Haven. Students can interact with local business people about career and job opportunities, education paths and skills.


The event will take place in the field house on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Only juniors and seniors are invited. Seniors will be called down alphabetically by last name throughout the day and juniors can attend during lunch.


“[We want to] expose our future workforce to the different career opportunities that are available in Ottawa County,” said Nancy Manglos, the director of talent and leadership development for the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce.


The name “Boomerang” originates from the idea that students will “fly, learn, and return.” After going off to college and getting a post-secondary education or entering the workforce directly from high school, the hope is that they will return to Grand Haven and apply their talents locally.


“There’s so many opportunities out there, and it’s really hard for our young people to be able to understand all of them,” Manglos said. “I would like to encourage the students to really reach out and engage with these businesses and take advantage of this opportunity.”


Some of the businesses that will be there include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Automatic Spring Co., Board of Light and Power, CS Erickson, MillerKnoll, Manpower, Muskegon Community College, RAMI, Shape, Spectrum Health, SPI Pharma, Tennant, and Westwind.