Jen Schottke More about Jen Schottke Jen is passionate about inspiring young people to choose careers in construction. An advocate for the craft professions and the message that college is not the only predictor for an individual’s success, Jen dedicates her time at the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter to developing exceptional craft and leadership training programs, and providing student outreach opportunities in the K-12 and post-secondary educational systems. Jen is the voice of workforce development for the West Michigan commercial construction industry, and is a frequent panelist and guest speaker at local, state, and national events. Jen is an advisory council member at the Grand Rapids Public Schools Academy for Design and Construction, an advisory council member for the Kent Career Tech Center Construction Technology program, and was elected to a 4-year term on the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education in November 2016.