On a chilly morning in early February, Michigan International Prep School (MIPS) hosted several leaders from across Michigan to engage in a deep discussion on what it takes to prepare students for success at the next level and in life.
The “MIPS Prep Forum” took place at the Johnson Center at Cleary University in Howell and was a great chance for the entire staff of MIPS to hear directly from leaders in the fields of business, government, politics, military, non-profit organizations, and higher education as to what they are looking for and in need in interns, apprentices, and new hires.
A rigorous discussion ensued regarding what the necessary competencies, technological, and interpersonal communication skills are that young people entering the post-secondary educational landscape and 21st century workplace need to have in order to compete and succeed.
Mona Shand, who serves as the Livingston County Field Representative for U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, said, “It was refreshing and informative to learn more about the different types of instruction happening at MIPS, and to share thoughts on leadership from people across the educational, social, and political spectrum. As we navigate these unprecedented times, I’m all the more grateful to the team at MIPS for giving such thoughtful consideration to how to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders for whatever challenges come their way.”
Preparing students for their future professional endeavors is at the heart of MIPS’ vision and mission. MIPS provides a highly customized and personalized educational experience for all of its students centered around what is best for each child and their passions.
MIPS Superintendent Andrew Hulbert said, “The MIPS Prep Forum brought together industry and governmental leaders to guide the MIPS faculty on how and what we need to prepare our students for. MIPS is a village of caring adults that want to prepare students for their promising future.”
Visit this link to view the MIPS Prep Forum highlight reel.