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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates regional program receives state ‘Excellence in Practice’ Award

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates regional program receives state ‘Excellence in Practice’ Award

Char-Em ISD, Northwest Ed, Wexford-Missaukee ISD, Networks Northwest, partner to help students succeed in and after high school A Northwest Michigan regional program in local schools that prioritizes career and college readiness activities with middle and high...

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Aviation Science & Technology program receives donations to support student flight training

Aviation Science & Technology program receives donations to support student flight training

ALANSON - The Aviation Science and Technology program, a Char-Em ISD Career and Technical Education offering hosted by Alanson Public Schools, is providing more students the chance to earn their pilots’ licenses in high school, thanks to a number of recent...

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Career Tech to Careers: Irish Boat Shop with East Jordan grad Jason Dean

Career Tech to Careers: Irish Boat Shop with East Jordan grad Jason Dean

Jason Dean has some advice for high school students thinking about what’s next after graduation - keep an open mind about possible career paths. “I wasn’t thinking about going into a career of working on boats, but it sounded like fun and I gave it a shot, and I...

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Char-Em ISD receives grant for Street STEM elementary technology from Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

Char-Em ISD receives grant for Street STEM elementary technology from Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

More young students in Char-Em ISD schools will have access to the latest technology in science, math, technology and engineering - aka STEM - thanks to a grant from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. The foundation awarded $7,500 toward the...

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Career Tech to Careers: Dave Kring Chevrolet’s Quick Lube with Petoskey grad Landon Maltese

Career Tech to Careers: Dave Kring Chevrolet’s Quick Lube with Petoskey grad Landon Maltese

At a young age, Landon Maltese had an inkling he’d like to make a career out of working on vehicles. “My stepdad and I worked a lot on cars in my younger years. He had his own shop with a lift, so at a young age I was helping to work on his projects. At first I was...

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Career Tech to Careers: Fletch’s Service Center with Petoskey grad Zane Myers

Career Tech to Careers: Fletch’s Service Center with Petoskey grad Zane Myers

“If we could get more Zanes, that would be great.” The day after he graduated from Petoskey High School in June 2023, Zane Myers took an important first step into the real world by joining the Young Professionals Program, which paired young adults with local...

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Career Tech to Careers: S&S Welding in Petoskey, with Caleb Cranick and Adam Jones 

Career Tech to Careers: S&S Welding in Petoskey, with Caleb Cranick and Adam Jones 

Two recent local high school graduates are fabricating their own bright futures behind the welding torch, working full-time positions at S&S Welding in Petoskey.  Caleb Cranick, 19, a 2021 Pellston High School graduate, and Adam Jones,18, a 2023 Petoskey High...

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Career Tech to Careers: Luke Kurburski at Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club

Career Tech to Careers: Luke Kurburski at Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club

If you’ve eaten a meal recently at Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club in Harbor Springs, there’s a good chance that many of the finer details that make a meal delicious and memorable were prepped at the hands of Luke Kurburski. As the “garmo,” or pantry chef,...

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Char-Em ISD Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program, staff receive state and national recognition for helping high school students prep for career and college

Char-Em ISD Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program, staff receive state and national recognition for helping high school students prep for career and college

Behind the scenes at several local high schools, specialists work to help equip students with the skills they need to overcome barriers and find success in education, employment, and as community members. Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) specialists have been in...

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Chef Kaidence! Petoskey High School senior headed to culinary school to pursue cooking passion

Chef Kaidence! Petoskey High School senior headed to culinary school to pursue cooking passion

Kaidence McNamara discovered a culinary community at Petoskey High School. The 18-year-old, soon-to-be graduate has dug deep into the Culinary Arts program and found the ingredients to propel her toward a future in professional cooking. “It’s so great to be in this...

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Local high school aviation program helping to tackle the nationwide aviation industry shortage

Local high school aviation program helping to tackle the nationwide aviation industry shortage

PELLSTON - Airline delays and cancellations have become increasingly common recently as a nationwide and global pilot shortage continues to strain the airline industry. It’s projected that 14,500 pilots will be needed every year through 2030, along with tens of...

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Harbor Springs freshman’s short horror film, Derailed, wins Compass College Film Festival award

Harbor Springs freshman’s short horror film, Derailed, wins Compass College Film Festival award

Harbor Springs High School may be one of the most idyllic school settings in the state, but it has some scary stories lurking inside… in the form of a budding young filmmaker. Freshman Emma Spencer recently won a Best Cinematography award for her horror film short,...

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Char-Em receives 2023 Excellence in Practice Award from state career tech office for Street STEM initiative

Char-Em receives 2023 Excellence in Practice Award from state career tech office for Street STEM initiative

Char-Em Street STEM has been on a roll into local K-8 classrooms this school year, and now it has rolled into top honors at the state level with an Excellence in Practice award from the Michigan Office of Career and Technical Education. This new Char-Em ISD...

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Rambler Sports Network’s alumni making a splash out in the real world!

Rambler Sports Network’s alumni making a splash out in the real world!

Every Saturday during college football season, Randy Calcaterra can usually count on receiving at least a few texts from former students, reaching out from some pretty incredible vantage points. Many of them are helping to run productions of college football games...

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Char-Em ISD launches new initiative recognizing students entering the workforce post-graduation

Char-Em ISD launches new initiative recognizing students entering the workforce post-graduation

BOYNE CITY – A new initiative, Career Tech to Careers, is celebrating the decision of high school graduates to enter the workforce after earning their diploma – specifically those students whose high school careers included Career and Technical Education classes....

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Aviation News
U.S. Marine, general aviation pilot introduced as new instructor for aviation career tech program

U.S. Marine, general aviation pilot introduced as new instructor for aviation career tech program

ALANSON – Former Marine helicopter and current general aviation pilot Duane Enos will be the new instructor of the Aviation Science and Technology course, housed at Alanson Public Schools with instruction at Pellston Regional Airport, beginning in the fall for the...

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