Category CareerTechEd

You go, girl(s)! OSTC-Southwest female machining students all place in top three at state competition

Hear the word “machining” and the verb likely conjures up an image of a man hunched over a lathe or mill shaping a piece of metal as sparks fly. But modern-day machining has changed. Not only in how the workpieces are manufactured, but also by way of who exactly is doing the creating. Early this […]

OSTC-NE iTEAM students put positive spin on anti-vaping campaign

Did you know 71.5% of Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (OSTC-NE) students do not vape regularly? These results came from a survey conducted by Information Technology, Entrepreneurship & Advanced Marketing (iTEAM) students who were tasked with creating a campaign that will be marketed countywide. The idea to incorporate the students into a public marketing campaign […]

OSTC-SE gives new Medical Assisting program a shot

In Oakland County, nearly 100,000 workers are employed in the health care and life science industries. Employment in these industries has grown eight percent since 2009. Two of the country’s largest health systems and four of Michigan’s largest health systems are located here. So when Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southeast (OSTC-SE) Dean Amy Gole was […]

Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast presented with prestigious state CTE award

The Michigan Department of Education recently recognized Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (OSTC-NE) in Pontiac for its exemplary Engineering and Emerging Technologies (EET) cluster with a 2019 Career and College Readiness Initiative Excellence in Practice Award. “To have the EET program at Northeast honored by the Michigan Department of Education as one of the best […]

Shurtape scholarship a measure of OSTC student’s success in trade

Many local students attend Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) not just because they have an interest in a skilled trade, but because of the opportunities OSTC provides them. Mikayla Specci’s recent success is a testament to that experience. A 17-year-old senior at Troy Athens High School, Specci is a student in the Construction cluster at […]

CFE expands focus to k-12 career readiness

Oakland Schools is known throughout the state as the intermediate school district many model themselves after. But in order to remain a leader, Oakland Schools’ administration must constantly evaluate the services and guidance we offer to districts to ensure the most current educational trends and teachings are demonstrated locally. About two years ago, administrators decided […]

Student Profile: Alena Cook (OSTC-SW)

When Alena Cook isn’t doing activities related to being a senior at South Lyon High School, she is busy at her job, working at Wenzel America Ltd., a company based in Waterford that produces and sells precision machines which use 3D metrology (the study of measuring 3D objects) to measure parts and objects of very […]