Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education Book

On this page, you will find a digital flipbook with content related to Career and Technical Education. The same information is also presented in an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible PDF.

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Think about all the people you know who graduated from high school in the past few years.  Very likely here’s what you’ll see:

  • Some young grads may have earned a college degree and are now in satisfying careers.
  • Others may have changed college majors two or three times.  Likely they’re still in school trying to discover a good career “fit.”
  • Others may have dropped out after a semester or two, disenchanted because they have no clear vision of the future.
  • Still others may take other approaches leading to satisfying careers.

As you’ve watched the lives of other students unfold, likely you already know there are many different ways to prepare for a wide variety of satisfying careers.  Today you can begin early in school.

A great place to start planning a career

All schools within the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District offer a variety of experiences that help students explore careers and prepare for future education and the world of work.

Career & Technical Education is an essential component of the total educational system and is critical to our workforce development. This education for the work place has been called many things over the years – vocational education, technical education, career education, occupational education and workforce training. We call it Career and Technical Education or CTE.

Career and Technical Education is provided in a variety of settings and levels including awareness of different jobs at the elementary level, middle school career exploration, secondary CTE programs, post secondary certificates and degrees, and whole community – students and families, teachers and schools, and businesses. It includes academics, work experience, occupational training, career counseling and joint activities between business and education.

CTE annual banquet – virtual event April 27, 2021

If you missed the live stream Career and Technical Education banquet on April 27, 2021, you can still watch the event in the accompanying archived video. Congratulations once again to all of our student honorees from across Char-Em ISD!


New video series about Char-Em CTE programs!

Char-Em ISD has launched a new series of videos featuring Career and Technical Education programming in the 11 public school districts of the ISD, “CTE in 90 Seconds!” Check them out in the Around Char-Em ISD CTE in 90 Seconds playlist opens in a new window.

CTE Program Core Performance Indicators

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Char-Em ISD Non-discrimination Notice

It is the policy of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate school district to comply with all federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination.  Char-Em ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), marital status, religion, disability, language, diversity or lack of English language skills. 

For more information contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at 231.547.9947.

All Career and Technical Education programs available within the ISD follow these guidelines.  CTE Courses include:  Agriscience and Natural Resources; Automotive Technology; Aviation; Business Administration and Management; Construction / Building Trades; Drafting and Design Technology; Energy Fundamentals: Lineworker Emphasis; Graphics and Printing Technology; Health Occupations; Hospitality and Culinary Arts; Information Technology; Machine Tool; Marketing; TV and Film Production and Broadcasting; Welding; and Woodworking and Furniture Making. Courses are offered in Alanson, Beaver Island, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Central Lake, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Ellsworth, Harbor Springs, Pellston, and the Public Schools of Petoskey.

For information regarding the availability of CTE programs, contact your building principal or Char-Em ISD CTE Director, Jim Rummer, (231) 582-8070, 08568 Mercer Blvd., Charlevoix, MI  49720.

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