Tag Archives: Career and Technical Education

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PROPOSAL 1: Just the Facts

On May 5, 2015, Michigan voters will head to the polls to vote on Proposal 1- a statewide ballot initiative that will raise funds to improve Michigan’s roads and bridges, and schools.  Proposal 1 (2015-1) is a complex plan with a simple set of goals: 1. Pay down Michigan’s transportation debt 2. Fix structural problems with […]

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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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MI Educators Collaborate to Make ‘Visible Learning’ Happen at Oakland Schools!

“Know Thy Impact”… Dr. John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, is globally recognized as the world’s foremost researcher on what works best in schools to improve student learning. His evidence-based practices for classroom educators were developed after  80 million people were analyzed […]

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JUMPSTART the FUTURE at NAIAS 2014!

WHEN was the last time you attended the Auto Show…? The North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center (Jan. 18-26) shines a global spotlight on Michigan’s automotive industry. It also offers students a day of insight into potential career paths – a step toward keeping our state’s 21st century talent pool “imported from Detroit”… […]

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BUILD OFF! Construction Tech Students Raise the ROOF(s)

The 7th Annual Holiday Invitational Carpentry and Masonry Competition on December 12 gave tri-county high school teams the opportunity to show off their construction and masonry skills to each other and to a panel of construction professionals. Hosted by Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Northwest, the event was held inside the cavernous activity center at Springfield Oaks […]

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Career-College-Tech Seniors Celebrate Success…

…and Prep for the Next Step! The Culinary students, under the choreographed direction of Instructor Frank Costanzo, Instructor Justin Howard and Instructional Tech Maryann Miutz, worked smart and worked fast. They had to set up, prepare, serve and breakdown an elegant breakfast buffet for over 75 high school seniors – then repeat the process an […]

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North Star: Partnering CFE with Biz for ‘Ultimate Outcome’!

“Welcome to Oakland Schools Technical Campus and Career Focused Education, where ‘Seeing is Believing’…”  Paul Galbenski, Dean, OSTC-NE KICK-OFF: On September 27, 2013, Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Northeast (OSTC) hosted the first Education and Business Community Partnership meeting in Pontiac. The partnership was created as an outgrowth of the OSTC ‘North Star’ guiding principle for its […]