Career & Technical Education
Grand Blanc Community Schools strives to prepare our students to be college and career ready upon high school graduation. Career & Technical Education (CTE) is just one of the many avenues that we offer to provide our students with the skills and experience necessary for a successful transition into post-secondary education or the world of work. Grand Blanc CTE offers a wide variety of industry based program experiences with specific job skill training that gives our students a distinct advantage when entering the workforce or preparing for their future careers through college/universities.
Earning More Than Just a Skill in Your Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course
Students in state-approved CTE programs such as Automotive, Business Management, Computer Programming, Construction, Education, Finance, Health, Marketing, Mechanical Drafting/Engineering, Radio & TV Broadcasting and many others have an opportunity to earn articulated college credit. Articulation is a process where students can earn college credit for demonstrating skills and competencies through their high school class.
Students must meet certain guidelines for completion of the class according to each college articulation agreement. Most of these expectations revolve around achieving an 80% or better and a teacher recommendation but they are specific to the college partnering with the high school program.
How does this help a student? The student can then take their articulated credit with them to that college and continue the pursuit of their related career choice. This allows the student to advance their degree process through articulation while saving on tuition and fees.
For a list of statewide articulation agreements and more information, you can visit the Michigan Department of Education or by following this link: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/ and choosing “MDE Office”, and then selecting Career and Technical Education. You will see a resource on the left titled “Statewide Articulation”.
To find out more about the Career & Technical Education program offerings at Grand Blanc contact our Career Specialist, Mrs. Janet Roberts at 810-591-6035