Category CareerTechEd

Oakland Schools and FANUC team up to provide teacher externships, promote manufacturing

I applied for the three-week FANUC externship because I believe that there needs to be options for students who are interested in areas such as engineering, robotics and manufacturing, but are not planning on attending a four-year college or are not sure what they want to do after high school. Because of this, I wanted […]

Retirees Teach Skilled Trades in their Second Careers

Last week, three Oakland Schools Technical Campus teachers were featured in General Motors’ GM Retiree Update. Read more about how these men have used their real-world careers to inspire today’s youth. There’s a significant shortage of skilled tradespeople in Michigan to work in emerging industries like advanced manufacturing, but four GM retirees are helping tackle […]

Employee Focus: Frank Costanzo, Culinary Arts educator, OSTC-SE

“Ever since I was little I had a passion for cooking. My grandma and I would always cook together. I have a deep joy for making people happy through food,” explained Kortinie Rollins, a 12th-grader and Culinary Arts student at Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southeast in Royal Oak. Rollins plans to go to Schoolcraft to get […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oakland Schools Education Foundation to offer $50,000 in scholarships to local students

Due to the success of the Oakland Schools Education Foundation (OSEF)’s annual Scholarships for Success program in 2017, $50,000 in scholarship money will soon be awarded to students who attend Oakland Schools Technical Campuses. OSEF proudly offers the Scholarships for Success program to help ensure students at the Oakland Schools Technical Campuses can take the next […]