Career & Technical Education
Connecting Talent with Career
In November 2012, the Monroe County ISD, the nine local school districts of Monroe County, and several Monroe County businesses partnered to create the CTE Ad Hoc Committee. The charge of this committee was to develop and implement a county-wide delivery system for Career and Technical Education (CTE).
It is a goal of the Monroe County Superintendents Association to provide a county-wide CTE program which collaboratively serves the nine school districts located within the service area of the Monroe County Community College. This partnership is made up of industry, business, health care agencies, and community-based organizations. The Monroe County CTE program is designed to create a prepared workforce by providing a seamless system of CTE between secondary and post-secondary education that meets the needs of local business and industry. In collaboration with local businesses, students will have the opportunity to experience external work-based experiences such as job shadowing, internships and co-ops.
In response to concerns raised at Gov. Rick Snyder’s Economic Summit, the state launched the Career Liaison JUMP START program! This initiative supports the great work of our states Career and Tech Education Centers, and provides one career liaison for each of the 10 “Prosperity Regions” who support ways to connect employers, educators and students. For the Monroe County's region, Region 9, Dr. Michelle Shields is located at Jackson College. She is a resource to ALL high school students, parents and community members in identifying high-demand careers and training and educational programs. For more information visit: www.mitalent.org.