Category CareerTechEd

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 […]

Middle School STEM Camp completes successful summer pilot

Last winter, when Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson first proposed a major STEM camp for middle school students, everyone thought it would be a great idea to give middle school students a first-class exposure to career planning and STEM (Science, Technology and Math.) We also realized that the camps would give us an excellent opportunity to showcase […]

‘ALIEN TECH’: The VIRTUAL Becomes REALITY with a 3D printer

Daniel Alspach, a senior at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast, pushed his chair away from his Computer Aided Design (CAD) of a car body, and gestured to the school’s new Afinia H800 3D printer. The image on his screen would emerge as solid car parts from the printer, enabling Daniel and his team to build a […]

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BLUE RIBBON CAREER TECH ED PROGRAM DRIVES FIRST-PLACE PEDAL CAR

“Our country’s skills gap has to be filled…and it starts with CTE.” TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY students at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest (OSTC) in Clarkston took first place at the 2015 Autorama Pedal Car Competition with their Munsters-themed coffin dragster. Pedal cars are toddler-sized vehicles that are built frame-up to actual auto industry specifications. High schools […]

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Frankenstein’s Magic Formula: Modern Mechatronics!

WHAT HAPPENS when you combine electronic and mechanical systems with information technology, teachers with engineering experience and a roomful of curious high school students? What happens is a magic Frankenstein-ian formula for success called MECHATRONICS! Mechatronics is an integrated engineering practice responsible for ‘smart’ machinery (think robotics, sensors, new homes, surgical tools and toys). In […]