Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) challenges students to think critically and make relevant real world connections with their learning. Our students receive both the best opportunities available and in a challenging learning environment. We are committed to providing students with these instructional choices to further refine their employability skills and help them identify a rewarding career. Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education are better prepared for the collaborative nature of college and career.
Students have the option of investigating a variety of interesting pathways, including (but not limited to) careers in Arts and Communications, Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Human Services and Health Sciences.
Other educational opportunities available to our students include:
- Articulated college credit through Macomb Community College, Davenport University, and Baker College
- Career Information Centers in all four high schools
- Industry certifications
- Post graduation-Registered Apprenticeship opportunities
- Internships and job shadowing opportunities
In short, our students can complete a program, get college credit, find an internship, and earn industry recognized certifications at the same time they’re fulfilling their high school graduation requirements.
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Utica Community Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) department was awarded over $200,000 through the State of Michigan’s ‘Grow Your Own’ grant. This seed allows UCS to fund the education and certification of its existing staff to help address current school staffing needs.
The academy, which began in August, was officially dedicated by community and district officials on October 19 as the fifth UCS secondary specialized program.
If one of the hardest parts about getting a new job is the interview, Stevenson Manufacturing, Automation and Design Engineering students can already check that one off the list.
CTE Podcast Features:
Explore the opportunities available for high school students to partner with local businesses through the School to Work program at Utica Community Schools. Eisenhower High School student, Lucas Mazurek, speaks with UCS School to Work coordinators, Katie Lelito and Janet Gendelman in this episode of UCS Podcademy, where conversations and curiosity are sparked by Michigan's second largest school district.
Part of Utica Community Schools mission is to provide students with multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement. One way UCS is honoring this commitment is through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. This episode’s host, Utica High School senior Haley Rojeski, speaks with Director of Career and Technical Education, Geoff Clark, on the topic and how it is beneficial for students to take advantage of.