DCAN Update | September 22, 2021
Meet Our Team
Daniel Valentine,
Professional Development Program Manager

Daniel Valentine is a native Detroiter and proud alum of Central State University in Ohio. While in college, he discovered his passion for college access and volunteered with various groups to support student success. After earning his Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications- Broadcast Media, he was recruited by his alma mater, to head the Marauder Jumpstart Program. As the Program Coordinator he developed and managed the leadership training curriculum for incoming freshmen. 

Upon returning to Detroit, Daniel began working directly with Detroit’s youth in various ways. Daniel currently serves as the Program Director for the Detroit Youth Choir and most recently worked as an Admission Counselor for Grand Canyon University. Daniel’s passion is to impact the next generation, and is excited to begin his new position as Professional Development Program Manager for DCAN.
Kelli White, DCAN Intern

Hello, I’m Kelli White and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. I’m a senior at Central Michigan University. I'm majoring in Interior Design with a minor in Family Studies. I graduated high school as Valedictorian from Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. She will be supporting student facing resource and development sharing at DCAN.
Take a Survey or Participate in Listening Sessions!
Strategic Community Partners is seeking your feedback! They are looking to hear the voices of middle and High School Counselors, Middle School Counselors, Guidance Counselors, College Transition Advisors, Academic Counselors, Career Counselors, and Social Workers!

Here's how to participate:

Complete the College and Career Counselor survey. The survey link will remain open until Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 11:59pm. To access the survey, please use the password: Counselors2021

You may also participate in a virtual focus group meeting on the following days/times:
All Are Welcome!
Alpha Kappa Alpha are hosting a College Access Fair on Saturday, October 30th from 10-2 PM at Cass Tech High School. There will be admissions representatives, FAFSA completion support, and more! Share this flyer with your students and families to get connected!
Multiple Dates: CDL Training Cohort 12
Become a regional driver, local delivery, over-the-road driver, landscape and construction equipment operator, bus driver or CDL instructor. Dates include:

  • September 27th - CDL A Cohort 13 - 2021
  • October 18th - CDL A Cohort 13 - 2021
  • November 8th - CDL A Cohort 15 - 2021

To learn more, contact barbara@detroittraining.com.
Multiple Dates: Forklift Training Courses:
Detroit Training Center offers this course to cover the effective, safe, and efficient use of powered industrial trucks/forklifts.

  • October 2nd - Forklift - In Person
  • October 16th - Forklift - In Person
  • October 30th - Forklift - In Person
Please contact jordan@detroittraining.com for more information.
Multiple Dates: Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program
This hands-on segment gives students the opportunity to drive and operate a variety of equipment including forklift/hi-lo's, skid steers, backhoes, front end loaders, excavators, and lifts. Date's include:

  • October 11th - HEO Cohort 13 - 2021
  • November 1st - HEO Cohort 15 - 2021

Please contact jclark@detroittraining.com for more information.
Nov. 1st - Dec. 23rd: Welding Cohort
MIG Welding Production Worker Training Program: 180-hour training program to prepare students with the skills necessary to be eligible to use welding equipment in industries. Students will have both lectured-styled teachings coupled with hands-on training.

To learn more, contact glenn@detroittraining.com.
Action Required!
We're changing the format of our newsletter! Instead of general weekly updates, we will be adding periodic changes based on our various audiences. Here is how the schedule will go.

  • Info for students, parents, and families (Monthly)
  • Info for Professionals and Counselors (Weekly)
  • Info for Funders and Donors (Quarterly)
  • General Network Updates (Monthly)

You will need to re-subscribe to the new sign-up form or you will no longer receive communication from DCAN. You can add yourself to all the newsletter lists or just pick one that works for you. The new format will go into effect on October 1st. It should only take 30 seconds to fill out the form!
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