October 18, 2023


Holland, MI-Careerline Tech Center (CTC) invites all area 8th-11th grade students, parents and other community members to the annual Open House event on Tuesday, October 24 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, Environmental Field Studies, Surgical Tech in 2024-25 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 850 CTC students in local businesses for first-hand experience in a career field they wanted to explore,” Shayna Carlson, Career and Technical Education 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 Kris Doenges said CTC can help students save money and navigate their path after high school.

“Students who attend CTC receive hands-on training that prepares them for their futures, whether that involves post-secondary education or starting a career immediately upon graduation,” Doenges said. “CTC classes teach students tangible job skills as well as soft skills including communication, working in groups and networking that will benefit them for a lifetime.”

FAQ sessions for parents that address common questions including the enrollment process, credits earned and transportation will run every 15 minutes in the Commons. 

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

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

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 29 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