HIllsdale Area Career Center

November, Board Report

Around the HACC

Manufacturing Day- October 2019 Survey Results

Link to Survey Results

1. Students would like to visit more than 1 business/industry.

2. Students would like more time at the stops to ask questions.

3. Students would like to hear from a variety of workers (Management, Engineers, Line workers, Quality Control)

4. Students would like hands on activities to be part of their tour.

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Sophomore Visits: November and December

School Date of Visit

Waldron November 19, 2019

Will Carlton November 21, 2019

Jonesville December 2, 2019

NAJ December 3, 2019

HIllsdale December 5, 2019

C-F December 6, 2019

Reading December 6, 2019



Students will attend each program for a 5 minute introduction and will then have 2 breakout sessions where they visit programs of their choice. The breakout sessions will be 30 minutes in length.

Gift Of Life: HOSA

Health Sciences student's are participating in the Gift of Life initiative sponsored by HOSA. HOSA is a student leadership organization where students can participate in community activities, public speaking and skill related competitions. Currently our students have signed up 41 new donors and are in 7th place for the state of Michigan. Our kids are working really hard at getting the word out.

Cyberpatriot Competition


At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Through a series of online competition rounds, teams are given a set of virtual operating systems and are tasked with finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities while maintaining critical services. The top teams in the nation earn all-expenses-paid trips to Maryland for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.

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HACC Teams Complete Round 1: All finish in the top 10% in the state.

Team # Place after Round 1

12-0651 14

12-0652 20

12-0653 13

12-0653 19

Teams are now preparing for round 2.

Engineering and Welding hold Advisory Meeting

Discussion points:

1. Continue to work on soft skills (success skills, HCAAP). Develop credential for Success Skills attainment, which would signify achieving above average ratings on identified soft skills and then allowing students to complete the credential the latter part of their senior year. This completion would include an attendance requirement, talent portfolio and interview process with local businesses. After successful completion of the requirements, students would be able to submit their credential along with applications to county business/industry (that have signed on to the process). This will allow business and industry to quickly recognize those that are applying for positions as individuals that have a great work ethic.

2. Business/Industry would like to see Engineering and Welding do cross-training activities with their students. Blueprint reading and fabrication are areas of need.

3. CNC machining, manual lathe and manual milling machines need to come back into the training process. Advanced manufacturing training would be a great asset to business/industry in HIllsdale County. Discussed the Litchfield training facility and how we could use this as a training rotation for engineering and welding students. Businesses would provide the machines and training?

4. HR representatives would like to see students participate in mock interviews. They are willing to come and speak with kids about resumes, interview skills, filling out an application, etc.

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment

CLNA OA, CEPD, Regional

1. Each OA (Operating Agency) that has a state approved CTE program was required to complete a CLNA for their building.

  • HACC
  • Camden
  • Hillsdale
  • Jonesville
  • NAJ
  • Waldron

2. Each CEPD (HACC), then compiled the data and submitted a CLNA for the county.

3. Hillsdale, Lenawee and Jackson are compiling the regional CLNA and will submit to the state by December 1, 2019.

2019 Program Rank List

61a: Added Cost Funding

1. Top 20 programs are part of the 60% funding for Added Cost. These programs will receive funds based on # of students in the program.

  • 1-7: weighted 10
  • 8-14: weighted 5
  • 15-20: weighted 2.5

2. Programs ranked 21-51, will receive no funding under the 60% but will split equally the 40%

HACC Program Rankings

1. Health Sciences

5. Public Safety

8: Construction Trades

27: Welding

29: Engineering

44: Cybersecurity

*The new rank list will take effect next school year.