Flint Promise Colleges, Universities Pave the Way for Future Careers


Planning for the future can be hard, especially for students nearing the end of high school and looking forward to college. For students who live and attend school in Flint, the Flint Promise scholarship helps make going to college a reality from a financial standpoint – but there is still the question of which path to take.

“Choosing a career pathway is an important step in your college experience,” says James Avery, director of Education & Training for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “Luckily, with the help of college advisors and Flint Promise success coaches, students can find the right path for them.”

The website Best College Reviews offers a listing of 10 popular and sustainable career fields for those entering college. The colleges and universities that partner with Flint Promise have opportunities to follow several of these career pathways. For instance:

Mott Community College

One of the top emerging career fields today is in computer information systems. Mott Community College offers an associate in applied sciences program that can start students on the path to a career in computers such as working in an information technology department.

Another popular and fruitful career pathway according to the website is in nursing. Mott Community College offers an accredited associate in nursing degree program that is great for students interested in that field.

University of Michigan-Flint

Also at the top of the list is physical therapy, a field that is expected to grow 26 percent by 2026. For students interested in pursuing the profession, the University of Michigan-Flint offers a pre-physical therapy program that sets students on path to earning a doctorate in physical therapy, also offered at the university.

Also, in the medical field, pharmacology is a growing career pathway. The University of Michigan-Flint offers a pre-pharmacy program that will put students on the path to attend one of the three pharmacy schools in Michigan: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Wayne State University and Ferris State University.

Kettering University

One of the top engineering schools in Michigan, Kettering University offers bachelor’s degrees in two other emerging career pathways: electrical engineering and chemical engineering.

A is aeronautics and aviation technology. Additionally, Kettering’s bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering can set students on the path for post-secondary degrees in aeronautics and aviation—another field of study that is becoming popular

For more information on Flint Promise, visit theflintpromise.org.