Annual CTE Banquet

Celebrating Career Tech to Careers!

Each April, career tech teachers from throughout our 11 public school districts recognize the top achievers in their career tech classrooms. These students have shown their dedication, perseverance and creativity in giving their all. This event is a showcase for the students, their families, school and ISD teachers and administrators, and the community.

The 2024 date will be announced soon!

Community Awards Recipients

The Northwest Michigan Industrial Association works to support manufacturers and students within our region. The association’s board has made it a priority to support science, technology, engineering and math initiatives – commonly known as “STEM” – as well as career tech programs that impact thousands of regional students. The association contributes to robotics programs, funds scholarships for students going into the trades, and has sponsored the Char-Em Street STEM mobile program.

Bill Mansfield, representing the Mansfield Family Foundation, was awarded for the foundation’s support of career and technical education initiatives, including funding new equipment and gear for career tech grads as they enter the workforce after graduation.

Represented by Ken Provost and Ryan Friske we would like to recognize Birchwood Construction for being a valuable partner to our ISD and our students. We are beyond appreciative of all the time and effort that their staff has provided in order to pilot a new construction trades summer work program. Thanks to a grant provided by Michigan Works, 8 students participated in an 8-week program where they worked alongside Birchwood crews to develop construction skills such as equipment and material use, building and design, site preparation, and best practices, while also earning $17 an hour. Thank you for opening doors for our students and delivering real life experiences!”

Mary Faculak, president of the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce, received the first annual CTE Ambassador Award, for her continued support and promotion of all career and technical education initiatives.

Representatives from Northwestern Michigan Works were awarded for their continued partnerships with Char-Em ISD CTE.

The Robert Jensen Dau Foundation was recognized for their grant support of various CTE programs and initiatives.

Explore CTE Programs

Agriscience and Horticulture

Audio Engineering and Video Editing


Aviation Science and Technology

Business Administration and Management

Construction Trades

Culinary Arts

Digital/Multimedia Design

Drafting and Design Technology

Energy Fundamentals: Lineworker Emphasis

Future Educator Academy

Graphics and Printing Technology

Health Occupations

Machine Tool Technology

Marketing, Sales and Service

PowerSports Technology

Public Safety

TV & Film Production and Broadcasting

Unmanned Vehicle Technology

Welding Technology

Woodworking and Furniture Making

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