The Macomb Daily
High school CTE programs make the connection
Armada High School is proud to offer a variety of Career and Technical Education programs to help connect our students for careers offering growth and opportunity. The skills students develop in our CTE programs are often supplemented through job shadowing and our Career Internship program, where students obtain workbased learning.
Our goal is to provide our CTE students advanced coursework and training that prepare them for industry certifications and employability. Students have the opportunity to take college-level careerrelated courses through Ferris State and Macomb Community College while at AHS. Many continue their education at technical colleges and report their learning experiences at Armada High School have them well-prepared for college success.
Currently we offer CTE programs in Business/Marketing, Renewable Energy, Building Trades, EMT, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Science, Small Engine Repair/Fabrication, and Culinary Arts. All of our CTE programs are promoted and encouraged to be taken by all students. Our district requires a career sequence as a graduation requirement — two courses in the same career area must be taken over four years.
The new Small Engine Repair program has proven to be very popular with all types of students. This introductory course covers dissecting two and four stroke engines and trouble shooting. The advanced course includes fabrication skills, such as welding and machining, with students using engineering skills to build a go-cart from the ground up.
Armada Area Schools is proud to be a member of the Macomb Classroom to Career Talent Consortium which is part of the Marshall Plan for Talent Innovation
Grant program. Collaborating with businesses and other districts, planning is underway to help prepare students for high demand and high wage career sectors. Creative and innovative approaches to education will be part of this emerging program.
Armada High School is taking steps toward “Making the Connection” for our students in Career and Technical Education opportunities. We encourage parents and students to explore the benefits of a career preparatory program in CTE.