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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 […]

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 […]

Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southeast launches innovative new cluster

Students and families looking for the most innovative education programs have always been able to rely on Oakland Schools for those resources. And it looks like this school year is proving to be no different. Recently, Oakland Schools developed yet another state-of-the-art career cluster designed to provide any one of Oakland County’s students who want […]

‘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 […]

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POWER-ful Biz-ED Partnership Benefits MI Students AND Residents

ABOVE: Consumers Energy Natural Gas BOOT CAMP Graduation Speakers (not shown: Patrick Van Beek, President, Midwest ENERGY Association) “This partnership is a living example of business and education coming together to provide the workforce of today and tomorrow”… Dr. Markavitch Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools, at Boot Camp Graduation Ceremony 2014: “Consumers Energy […]