SISD Press Release

Published by Saginaw Intermediate School District 10/29/2018

Career & Technical Education Millage Expands Education Opportunities for all Saginaw County Students

SAGINAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN – On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Saginaw County residents decide on a 1-mill, 10-year request for Career Technical Education (CTE) that if passed supports educational opportunities for all Saginaw County students.

Career & Technical Education programs introduce Saginaw County students to workplace competencies allowing them to experience and choose from a variety of college and career paths. The interactive and collaborative environments provide students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.

A study conducted by Thomas B. Fordham Institute shows, “students with greater exposure to CTE are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in a two-year college, be employed, and earn higher wages. In fact, students taking more CTE classes are just as likely to pursue a four-year degree as their peers.” CTE students are able to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously; therefore, saving parents and students money through articulated college courses, direct credit, industry certifications, licenses, and credentials offered. In addition to those perks, CTE courses better develop non-cognitive skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, research, math, college application project completion, soft skills, communication, and time management. Many Saginaw County CTE program graduates have gone on to secure very successful careers right here in our region.

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