Category CareerTechEd

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 […]

OSTC-Southwest machining program receives national accreditation

High school only one in Michigan to boast honor The dedicated efforts of staff and students at Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southwest (OSTC-SW) have paid off, as it was recently announced the school’s machining program has earned a national accreditation. The accreditation was given by the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS), the nation’s only […]

Educator recognized as “Most Influential Teacher”

It’s not often a teacher receives recognition for a job well done – and certainly not on the national level. But that’s exactly what happened this past summer when Keith Teller, Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Northeast (OSTC-NE) Computer Networking instructor, was named a 2018 U.S. President Scholar’s Most Influential Teacher by the U.S. Presidential […]

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 […]