Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education millages approved by voters

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, voters throughout Char-Em ISD approved two Career and Technical Education proposals: The core renewal/restoration of 0.75 mills, and an expansion of career tech with a 0.25 mills request. The first request, 0.75 mills renewal/restoration of the core CTE millage, passed by 66%, 7,307 yes votes to 3,753 no votes. The […]

First Welding Skills Lab wraps up with employer/welder open house

EAST JORDAN – Ten participants in the first Welding Skills Lab received certificates of completion and had a chance to network with regional employers in need of welders on April 28, at the conclusion of the first 15-week session of this new training opportunity for participants of all ages. The participants gathered at East Jordan […]

Char-Em ISD Career and Technical Education millage information

On May 3, 2022, voters throughout Char-Em ISD’s 11 public school districts will be asked to consider two Career and Technical Education ballot proposals: The core CTE millage renewal of 0.75 mills. This millage has been approved by voters every four years since 1996. This millage has supported the operation of 47 CTE programs throughout […]

Alanson Agriscience and Natural Resources students experience competition in Grand Rapids

Six students in the Agriscience and Natural Resources class at Alanson High School recently had the opportunity to compete in the Great Lakes Floral Association’s annual competition, with one senior placing second in the high school competition. The class is a Career and Technical Education program supported by Char-Em ISD and Alanson Public Schools. “This […]

Char-Em ISD receives state-of-the-art driving simulator to help train, recruit and retain drivers

By Phillip Haldaman, Transportation Coordinator Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District Hardly a week goes by that we’re not made aware of the many challenges employers face in the transportation industry in general, and school districts in particular relative to hiring and retaining CDL-qualified drivers. For school bus drivers, these shortages remain critical across the country.  Four […]

Char-Em ISD Career Tech team recognized at state level for Construction Trades Continuum

Char-Em ISD’s Career and Technical Education Department has been recognized with a state award for its efforts to develop an extensive Construction Trades Continuum that brings students from the classroom to the job site equipped with knowledge, skills, and even the tools of the trade. The “Construction Trades Continuum Initiative” received a 2022 Career and […]

Pellston student receives new Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Scholarship

A Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) student in the Char-Em ISD welding program at Pellston High School is one of the first recipients of a new JMG scholarship that will help him continue his education. Drue Duffield received a $1,000 JMG Scholarship as part of the program’s mission to equip students with the skills to […]

Building project at Pellston schools by Career Tech students, for Career Tech students!

Char-Em ISD-Northwest Michigan Works partnership will provide students with $14 per hour to build facility for fellow students A unique opportunity in Pellston will have students and young adults from around the region building a facility to house a new career and technical education class at Pellston High School. And the student-builders will be paid […]

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