October 17, 2022


Holland, MI-Careerline Tech Center (CTC) invites all area 8th-11th grade students, parents and other community members to the annual Open House event Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Twenty-nine career programs will be open to tour, and teachers will be present to speak with parents and students about the benefits of career/technical education including how to earn college credit, fulfill high school credit requirements, and gain real-world job experience while enrolled.

Students and parents can learn more about programs that lead to high-paying, in-demand careers in fields such as IT Network and Security, Health, Construction, Graphic Design, Environmental Field Studies and more. Instructors will be in their classrooms to discuss their programs and help students find a program that matches their interests to start on a faster path to doing what they love after graduation.  

“Last year the Work-Based Learning program placed over 900 CTC students in local businesses for first-hand experience in a career field they wanted to explore,” Shayna Carlson, Career and Technical Education Work-Based Learning supervisor, said. “Through Work-Based Learning, students participate in job shadows, paid and unpaid work experiences and internships, all while earning high school and sometimes college credit.” 

Director for Careerline Tech Center Dave Searles said CTC can help students save money and navigate their path to jump directly into the workforce, college, trade school, an apprenticeship, or starting a business.

“CTC gives students hands-on training and teaches them employability skills that are crucial for today’s job market,” Searles said. “And since Tech is a half-day program, students can still participate in their high school’s sports, clubs and classes.”

CTC is located at 13663 Port Sheldon Street on the corner of US-31 and Port Sheldon in Holland.

Careerline Tech Center
Operated by Ottawa Area ISD, Careerline Tech Center prepares high school juniors and seniors for tomorrow's workforce by providing career and technical education in more than 25 career areas. CTC serves students from public and private high schools, as well as those who are homeschooled, within the following local school districts: Allendale, Coopersville, Grand Haven, Hamilton, Holland, Hudsonville, Jenison, Saugatuck, Spring Lake, West Ottawa, and Zeeland.

Ottawa Area Intermediate School District

Ottawa Area ISD works collaboratively with schools and communities to meet the educational needs of students of all ages in the Ottawa area. By pooling resources and providing services regionally, Ottawa Area ISD provides important programs and services to local K‐12 school districts, charter, parochial and private schools and adults in the most cost‐effective ways possible. To learn more about Ottawa Area ISD visit

For more information, contact Michelle Ready at 616.738-8940 x4093