Area Career and Technical Education Programs

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90 percent – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.” (ADVANCE CTE)

Clinton County Regional Educational Service Agency proudly presents our Career Connections courses.  As juniors and seniors, you have many decisions to make about the rest of your life.  Where will you be in two years...five years...or even ten?  Your plans very likely include entering the work force at some time.  Our courses may be what you need to get a jump-start on your career.  A Career Connections course may be the map you've been looking for as you begin the journey down your CAREER PATHWAY!

Take a few minutes to learn more about the Career Connections courses that
are available to you through Clinton County RESA.

These programs are designed to:

  • Help you see how your learning relates to your after-graduation plans.
  • Gain hands-on, real-world experience.
  • Help you plan and be in control of your future.

Eaton County has a long-standing history of providing excellent career-focused opportunities for students. Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs are offered through the Eaton RESA’s Career Preparation Center and four of the five local high schools - Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Maple Valley, and Potterville. Local industry, AIS, DRM International, Farm Bureau Insurance and Potter Park Zoo - as well as post-secondary institutions including Davenport University, Lansing Community College, and Olivet College offer unique learning opportunities and direct college credit for many CTE programs. These CTE partners open the door for many students, every day! Beginning in elementary school students are exposed to early career awareness; in middle school career exploration around student interest is linked with program offerings and high school students are intentionally connected with individualized career experiences, programs, industry credentials and direct college credit.

Let Eaton County CTE programs help YOU jumpstart your career and college readiness! Check out CTE today!

The Wilson Talent Center (WTC), operated by Ingham Intermediate School District, offers Career & Technical Education programming for high school juniors and seniors. Offering more than 18 programs in 12 career clusters, students have the opportunity to earn high school academic credit, free college credit and either state or national certifications. WTC is preparing students for their life beyond high school. Nearly 80% of our students continue their education after leaving high school either though apprenticeships, advanced training or two or four-year college degrees. Partnering with more than 17 colleges and universities, students can earn either articulated college credit or direct college credit.

The Wilson Talent Center also prides itself on that it works with a variety of business leaders either through Advisory Board participation or Work-Based Learning opportunities for our students. These partnerships are vital to the education of our students.

To learn more, visit Wilson Talent Center.