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October 16, 2018
THOMPSON M-TEC TO OFFER FREE CAREER TRAINING TO CURRENT GED STUDENTS

Holland, MI- Through a state of Michigan Special Programs grant, Thompson Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Holland, a service of Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD), is offering free welding, computer numerical control (CNC) and certified nursing assistant (CNA) classes to qualifying individuals currently enrolled in General Educational Development (GED) classes in partnership with Zeeland Adult Education.

October 11, 2018
STUDENTS VISIT MUSKEGON INMATES TO ACCEPT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS, ATTEND WORKSHOP

Holland, MI- Over 40 students in the Careerline Tech Center Public Safety and Security Services (PSSS) program visited the E.C. Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon on September 27 to accept a donation of over $1,200 from inmates and prison staff for the PSSS Scholarship Fund available to PSSS alumni.

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October 2, 2018
AT-RISK STUDENTS SHARE THEIR LIFE STORIES THROUGH ARTPRIZE ENTRY

Holland, MI- With 18 years of experience working as an Ottawa Area ISD arts education instructor, Angie Briggs-Johnson has been instrumental in developing creative and safe outlets for residents of the Ottawa County 20th Judicial Circuit Court Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) to express their emotions through art.

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September 27, 2018
OTTAWA AREA ISD RECEIVES GRANT TO SUPPORT EDUCATION SUCCESS STORYTELLING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Ottawa County, MI- Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF) recently awarded Ottawa Area ISD a $35,000 grant from the Greatest Needs Fund of the GHACF for the creation of video stories to support the Ottawa Area School’s Doing More. Together. (DMT) partnership program. 

September 27, 2018
SCHOOL PERSONNEL, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS MEET TO ENHANCE SCHOOL SAFETY

Holland, MI- The Ottawa Area Secure Schools Network (OASSN) —a combined effort between schools, law enforcement, and emergency responders within the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) to enhance school safety across the region— hosted a fall Summit September 26 at the Ottawa County Fillmore Administration Building in West Olive.

September 26, 2018
LOCAL BUSINESSES OPEN DOORS TO CTC STUDENTS FOR FIRSTHAND LOOK INTO CAREER OPTIONS

Holland, MI- Nearly 700 Careerline Tech Center students will join over 1,000 other students throughout the OAISD in local businesses to get a firsthand look at modern manufacturing through facility tours, open houses, block parties and more during Discover Manufacturing Week, October 1-5.

September 19, 2018
CAREERLINE TECH STUDENT PLACES IN NATIONAL ART COMPETITION

Holland, MI- Kristen Donnelly, a recent Careerline Tech Center Graphic Design program student and Zeeland East High School alum, beat more than 3,500 entries to take seventh place in the 2018 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest National Competition July 21-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.

September 18, 2018
CAREERLINE TECH STUDENT PLACES IN NATIONAL ART COMPETITION

Holland, MI- Kristen Donnelly, a recent Careerline Tech Center Graphic Design program student and Zeeland East High School alum, beat more than 3,500 entries to take seventh place in the 2018 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest National Competition July 21-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.