Career Education Gets Boost from DFCU

Career Education Gets Boost from DFCU

Career & Technical Education (CTE) is critical to Michigan’s workforce development. CTE in Michigan school districts is provided in a variety of settings and levels, including introduction to different jobs at the elementary level, middle school career exploration, secondary CTE programs, post-secondary certificates and degrees, and whole community – students and families, teachers and schools, and businesses. It includes academics, work experience, occupational training, career counseling, and joint activities between business and education. 

DFCU Financial is proud to support these opportunities for school districts around the state, including the Lansing School District on behalf of Lansing Pathways and the Educational Advancement Foundation. 

“Opportunities in the Lansing School District continue to grow and expand each year, and this year is no exception,” said Teri Bernero, Director of CTE and the Lansing Promise Scholarship programs. “High school graduation rate for CTE seniors is about 90 percent – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.” 

The district’s CTE programs provide 11th and 12th grade students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.  

New this year is the Skilled Trades in Construction, a one-year exploratory program in the building trades areas of:  

  • Carpentry 
  • Electrical 
  • Flooring 
  • Heavy Equipment 
  • Insulation 
  • Iron/Steel Work  

The curriculum focuses on familiarization with safety practices and the proper use of both hand and power tools. Students will receive OSHA 30 training to achieve OSHA National Certification. Students are given the opportunity for success through various methods of instruction, including hands-on laboratory learning. Instruction in theories, techniques, and career exploration in the construction industry will also be covered.  

“We are proud to support these comprehensive programs for students,” said Ryan Goldberg, President and CEO, DFCU Financial. “What an amazing opportunity for progressive learning and life-long success. DFCU extends our best wishes for a successful school year for these and all Michigan students!” 


 

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