Career Development

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UCS Career Development

Utica Community Schools will provide enrichment opportunities and direct instruction to all students to develop career awareness, facilitate career exploration, and prepare students to achieve their career goals, and continue with lifelong learning for success in a rapidly changing career landscape.

Career Zone of the Month


Students welding

Careers related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install, or maintain physical systems.

Career Clusters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
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Career Awareness
Grades K - 6

What do I want to be when I grow up?

Career Zones

Arts and Communications - 
Careers related to the humanities and to the performing, visual, literary and media arts. 

Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology - Careers related to all aspects of business including accounting, business administration, finance, information processing and marketing. 

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology - Careers related to the technologies necessary to design, develop, install, or maintain physical systems. 

Health Sciences - Careers related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries, conditions, and disease. 

Human Services - Careers in early childhood, civil service, education, hospitality, and the social services. 

Natural Resources and Agriscience - Careers related to the natural resources, agriculture, and the environment. 

Career Exploration
Grades 7 - 8


These jobs are in demand for fields like healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive. Today’s Skilled Trades jobs offer a wide array of opportunities for high school and community college students.
Skilled Trades People

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Career Preparation
Grades 9 - 12

Careers Next Exit Sign

Knowing where the job openings are in the near future is the key to deciding on a postsecondary education that will prepare you for a rewarding career!

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Michigan's High Wage, High Demand Careers Through 2026

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UCS Specialty Programs 

Stevenson MADE(Manufacturing, Automation, Design and Engineering)
Center for Science and Industry (CSI)

UCS CTE Programs                                       

  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Construction Trades
  • Welding, Brazing and Soldering
  • Woodworking, General
  • Mechatronics
  • Engineering General
  • Mechanical Drafting
  • Small Engine and Related Equipment Repair
  • Maintenance and Light Repair