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Department of Education honors CTE Programs in Michigan

Brad Wilson|

The Department of Education has recognized four Michigan Schools for exemplary Career and Technical education programs.


Four schools across Michigan were recognized for their programs that allow students to practice skills in their chosen career path. The schools had programs teaching students about public safety, film making, and computer networking.


Bill DiSessa is a spokesperson with the Department of Education.


“These are state approved programs with career initiatives that tend to demonstrate outstanding outcomes, produce measurable results for students, and meet the challenges of high academic rigor.”


DiSessa says these programs help educate students, prepare for college, and develop their careers.


Mike Miller is the principal of Mecosta Osceola Career Center. His school district was recognized for their public safety program. He says CTE are some of his students favorite classes.


“They make connections. We find the sooner kids make connections between schools and what they want to do after high school. Whether that is pursuing post secondary training at a college, or going right to work, or going into the military, whatever it is the sooner they make those connections school becomes a little easier and has a purpose.”


Other schools recognized include Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center and Wexford Missaukee Career Tech Center.