Monthly Archives: February 2018

Oakland Schools, districts tout success during CTE Month

Career Technical Education (CTE) Month takes place in February to recognize the value and achievements of CTE programming which is focused on preparing county high school students for high-wage, high-demand careers. The Michigan Talent Investment Agency created a campaign called “Going PRO” to elevate the perception of professional trades and help meet the need of […]

Oakland Schools receives more than $200,000 in grant funding for CTE programs

Oakland Schools has been awarded more than $200,000 in grant funding from the State of Michigan to provide support for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the intermediate school district. Oakland Schools currently has 2,500 career and technical education students from all over Oakland County at its four Technical Campuses (OSTC). One campus is […]

Register for Oakland Schools’ innovative STEM Summer Camp for middle schoolers

Registration is now open for middle school students looking to participate in a hands-on, project-based learning program centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each camp is grade-specific and enables students to experience culinary arts, engineering, health sciences, information technology, robotics and visual imaging. Students will also have the opportunity to visit STEM-related programs […]

Student Profile: Mikal Goodman

It’s likely that everyone who has ever met Mikal Goodman can immediately tell he’s destined for great things. The way he speaks and his mannerisms mirror that of an adult who has experienced a great deal in life, not that of a 17 year old who hasn’t yet graduated from high school. The list of […]

Committee Spotlight: Employee Engagement Committee (EEC)

Sheryl Marsh, member of the Employee Engagement Committee, answers questions about the group’s goals for 2018. Purpose: To provide an opportunity for employees to connect and build camaraderie across departments within the organization. For the organization and employees to be successful, it is important to know what each of us does in the organization. We […]

Employee Focus – Curtis Jones Maintenance, Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Southwest

At Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southwest (OSTC-SW), Curtis Jones is well known for his strong work ethic. A maintenance man at the facility for just over 13 years, staff at OSTC-SW know they can count on him to keep the building up and running. Curtis’ tasks range from taking care of the building’s grounds come rain, […]

Cabinet Corner: Homeless Student Services

Homeless agencies across the state estimate there are 2,500 homeless students in Oakland County alone. The worst part is, said Sara Orris, Homeless Student Education Services Coordinator of Oakland Schools’ Community Programs, Special Populations, that number is likely way off. “We know that’s just a fraction of the number of homeless students out there,” she […]