WSCC hosts CTE and Me Day

Students from Lake, Mason and Oceana counties attend

West Shore Community College is hosting its annual CTE and ME Day on May 24-25. Students from Lake, Mason and Oceana counties are invited to attend.

West Shore Community College is hosting its annual CTE and ME Day on May 24-25. Students from Lake, Mason and Oceana counties are invited to attend.

Photos courtesy of WSCC

SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College, in partnership with the West Shore Educational Service District’s Career and Technical Education program, will be hosting a “WSCC, CTE and Me” day at the main campus May 24-25.
             

This event was initiated by Ludington Area Schools third grade teacher Christine James to introduce students to their community college and CTE programs, show them possible careers options, and allow them to experience certain tasks within six different career zones, including:

  • Arts and Communication;
  • Business, Management, Marketing and Technology;
  • Health Sciences;
  • Human Services;
  • Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
  • Natural Resources and Agriscience.

 "I think it is crucial to give young students, in this case third graders, the opportunity to see the educational options available to them during their high school years and beyond," James said. "We are so fortunate to have West Shore Community College providing the courses and career pathways to give people the skills they need to be successful after high school. My hope is that WSCC, CTE, and Me Day will help build curiosity within our students and help them to get excited about what they can do with their lives in the future."

Almost 600 students from Lake, Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties attended the event supported by local business and industry, including the Community Foundation for Mason County, Filer Credit Union, Floracraft, Oceana College Access Network, Mason County Sheriff Department, Meijer-Ludington, Meijer-Manistee, Michigan Works! West Central, MSU Extension, Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, and WSCC Performing Arts.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to work with our local third graders and elementary educators,” said WSCC Talent Pipeline Coordinator Dr. Wendy Gradwohl-Wells.  “We hope this event can continue annually to build relationships with our future students.” 
               

CTE Director and Principal Jamie Bandstra added “We are uniquely situated to be able to offer our technical courses on a college campus.  Students can obtain industry training and certifications and choose to go right into the workforce or continue their learning at a level that works for them.”