Category OS Connection

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 […]

Oakland Schools helps ensure successful integration of technology in to classroom

To say technology is a core aspect of how students learn today in the classroom is an understatement. Gone are the days of ditto sheets, chalkboards and overhead projectors. IPads, Smartboards and cell phone apps are now the common methods teachers use to educate students. At Oakland Schools, there is a group of seven individuals […]

Employee Focus: Mary Beth VanBuskirk (OSTC-NW)

VanBuskirk  is 2018 Michigan Career Placement Association Honoree of the Year Award winner Much of the work done here at Oakland Schools focuses on students in PK-12th grade. But what happens to students when they leave high school? That’s where someone like Mary Beth VanBuskirk comes in. VanBuskirk is a school to career coordinator at […]

Oakland Schools Finance and Medicaid teams volunteer at Gleaners

Staff from the Oakland Schools Finance and Medicaid teams took some time out of their busy workday schedules last week to help those in need. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, staff headed over to Gleaners Community Food Bank in Pontiac to pack food and donate money to the cause. According to Michelle Saunders, executive director of […]