Career Tech Ed/Early College

Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs serve kindergarten through grade 13 students throughout OAISD who attend traditional public schools, public school academies, faith-based schools, or who are home-schooled. We also offer programs for adults. CTE programs provide a positive return on investment for students, businesses and the economy by introducing students to workplace skills and making academic content accessible in a hands-on context.

Some of our services include:

  • K-13 Career and Technical Education
  • Local District Career/Technical Education Assistance
  • Post-secondary Technical Education and Training
  • Business/Industry Coordination and Work-based Learning
  • Corporate Training Programs
  • Career Assessment and Preparation

Spark Success

We are proud to partner on the Spark Success campaign, which was designed by four West Michigan intermediate school districts (Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa) to raise awareness of the many career pathways for students across the region. Whatever the educational pathway, the objective is the same—ensuring all students pursue a career that offers a true sense of accomplishment, provides them the opportunity to feel passionate about their work, and is financially rewarding.

Spark Success was created to serve as a vehicle to raise awareness of the many incredible existing programs available in West Michigan. The initiative itself does not directly offer career exploration or academic programming, however, we encourage you to check out the resources provided on the Spark Success website and the personal stories of real West Michigan individuals who have found their path to a successful career.