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Classes and Education

Upcoming Classes

North Kent Connect partners with local businesses and organizations to bring clients and community members a series of free, educational, and hands-on classes. The classes focus on a variety of different topics and are held at NKC. Updated NKC clients earn VIP credit for attending classes. All classes are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Classes


February

Yoga (presented by the YMCA) - Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.​
Please note that this is a temporary date and time. We are working to find a permanent place on the schedule. Thank you for your patience.

Beginning Knitting - Monday, Feb. 4 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Eat Healthy, Be Active IV - Monday, Feb. 11 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Flooring - Thursday, Feb. 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (held at Rockford Reformed Church,
4890 11 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341, Fireside Room)


THRIVE Information Session - Monday, Feb. 18 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eat Healthy, Be Active V - Monday, Feb. 18 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Photography - Monday, Feb. 20 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Eat Healthy, Be Active VI - Monday, Feb. 25 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

THRIVE Information Session - Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


March

Yoga (presented by the YMCA) - Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.​

MSU Relax: Alternatives to Anger I - Monday, March 4 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

MSU Relax: Alternatives to Anger II - Monday, March 11 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Home Repair Services: Spring Home Maintenance - Thursday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Spectrum Health: Controlling High Blood Pressure - Thursday, March 14 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

MSU Relax: Alternatives to Anger III - Monday, March 25 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



April

Yoga (presented by the YMCA) - Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.​

MSU Relax: Alternatives to Anger IV - Monday, April 1 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spectrum Health: Eating Right When Money Is Tight - Thursday, April 25 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Classes and Client V.I.P

When clients participate in classes, they can earn a gift card to the North Kent Connect Store, as a part of the V.I.P Plan. The V.I.P Plan encourages clients to volunteer in the community or invest in themselves by taking a class.

West Michigan Works! Satellite Site at North Kent Connect

North Kent Connect now offers services to help people find jobs. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., West Michigan Works! will help people with resume building, writing cover letters, and more at the NKC location. Anyone can use West Michigan Works! Services. You do not have to be a client of NKC. (Please note that West Michigan Works! will be closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for lunch)

West Michigan Works! is a workforce development firm that aims to develop Michigan’s economic future, and helps others take the next step in a new career, free of charge. Those who come in will have access to the computer lab, printing, and fax services.

For more information about West Michigan Works! and to see upcoming hiring events and workshop schedules, please visit westmiworks.org.

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North Kent Connect

10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Phone: 616-866-3478

Client Services Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Kent Connect Store Client-Only Hours:
Monday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Kent Connect Store Public Hours:
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

West Michigan Works! Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00-1:00 p.m. for lunch

Hablamos español:
Para servicios en español por favor contacte
Nicole Rodriguez, Administrada de Casos
616-866-3478 ext. 343 o Erin Niece,
Especialista Administrativo 616-866-3478 ext. 346