Career and Technical Education

Monroe County CTE Program: Connecting Talent with Career

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The mission of the Monroe County CTE Ad Hoc Committee is to help our community meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement, and global competitiveness by empowering students to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and their chosen career.


It is the vision of the Monroe County CTE Ad Hoc Committee to promote rigorous and rich high school experience and embrace career and college readiness with opportunities for all students to acquire 21st century skills. These opportunities will include the application of academic and technical learning to real-world projects to meet the ever-changing career demands of the global economy with a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Goal

It is a goal of the Monroe County Superintendents Association to provide a county-wide Career and Technical Education (CTE) program which collaboratively will serve nine school districts located within the service areas of Monroe County Community College. This partnership is made up of industry, business, health care agencies, and community-based organizations. The Monroe County CTE program is designed to create a prepared workforce by providing a seamless system of CTE between secondary and post-secondary education that meets the needs of local business and industry. In collaboration with local businesses, students will have the opportunity to experience external work-based experiences such as job shadowing, internships and co-ops.


General video -

The Michigan Association for Career and Technical Education, MiACTE, worked with students around the state to publish this video in June 2018. Listen to students talk about CTE and how it has impacted their learning.

Going Pro in Michigan -

This short video about welding is one of many videos highlighting professional trades opportunities in Michigan.  Find your opportunity in Michigan at

Focus on Careers in the industry -

Jobs in the construction industry are not just swinging a hammer…there are over 100 different job opportunities.

The trades need people…there are more good paying jobs out there than people to fill them.

Once you enter the industry there are many paths to create a long term career.

Home Builders -

Home builders build more than homes…they build communities, jobs and communities.  The home building industry allows for opportunities to get paid to learn. Home Builders, work hard, play hard, teach and build.



The goal of the expo is to inform graduating high school seniors and select juniors about the careers that exist right here in Monroe County and surrounding areas. We will have sectors for companies looking to hire immediately after HS graduation, companies that want to introduce students to careers available within their industry, skilled trade organizations and post-secondary partners including Apprenticeship Opportunities.

 Video Document 2024 Video

Any industry partner that is interested in being part of the CTE Expo, Contact:

Denise Teague