Career & Technical Education

It is our goal to enhance the career opportunities of our students by providing a safe and secure environment in which instruction and experience will challenge the heart and intrigue the mind of every individual that attends our Tech Center.


Professional Student of the Month

Picture of health science student, Addison Ludwig, standing next to a skeleton.
December: Addison Ludwig Addison is the daughter of Steve and Kerri Ludwig. She is a junior at Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools. She is a first year student in the Health Science program. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to health science. She is always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needs it. Addison continuously goes above and beyond inside and outside of the classroom. As a first year student, Addison is always seeking to excel, sometimes completing second year curriculum to test her knowledge. She is also enrolled in the dual enrollment Medical Law and Ethics course offered by ACC to students in the Health Science class. Addison volunteers any chance she can get; blood drive, student leadership, and IRESA tours. Addison has amazing work ethics and is always prepared the moment she steps in the door. We cannot wait to see what is in store for her in the future.
Building Trades student standing in front of the house they are building. Holding his award and coffee mug.
November: Ozmund Johnson Ozmund is the son of Bradley and Jane Johnson. He is a senior at Tawas Area Schools. Oz is a first year student in the Building Trades program. He has made remarkable strides as a first year building trades student developing the skills required to be a successful contractor. He is quick to volunteer for job-site tasks, takes on leadership roles without asking, self-motivated, and completes his classroom work ahead of deadlines. Oz has developed a solid working knowledge of the construction related tools and demonstrates excellent teamwork skills. He is someone who is called upon to lead and tackle challenging projects which is an exceptional trait for a year one construction trades student. He is most deserving of this award for his outstanding performance.
Student of the Month, Bethany Sides, is pictured working on an automobile.
October: Bethany Sides Bethany is the daughter of Dawn Sides and Martin Sides. She is a junior at Tawas Area Schools. Beth is a first year student in the Automotive Technology program. She has excelled in class and has proven her leadership skills by assisting the other students with specialty equipment, such as, On-Car Brake Lathe, proper use of the battery chargers, electronic battery/charging system tester, and Multi-Meter. Beth doesn’t shy away from any task in the lab/shop, she successfully replaced the front axle in a four-wheel drive SUV with another female student as the guys in the class shied away from the task. Beth was asked to be the student representative at the Automotive Advisory Board meeting. During the meeting she took the attendees on a tour of the facility; stopping at the different stations to explain how the students utilize the equipment on a daily basis. The advisory committee was very impressed with her representation of the program. Beth stated that she took the Automotive Technologies class because she “doesn’t want to rely on someone else to fix her vehicle”. Beth comes from a family with several generations in the automotive field, she feels it’s in her DNA, we tend to agree!
Picture of the Student of the Month cooking chicken in a pan.
September: David Gould David is the son of Alan and Jill Gould. He is a junior at Tawas Area Schools. He is a first year student in the Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management program. He started the year very quiet and kept to himself. David has now become a leader and role model in the classroom. He speaks loudly enough for others to hear his direction and is always a step ahead of the job duties assigned. He is first to hand in his work and help others when needed. We look forward to seeing his accomplishments as the year progresses.