Find Your Career

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MiCareerQuest 2022!

MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD is a career and college readiness event giving 9th and 10th graders the opportunity to interact with dozens of employers representing numerous occupations.

Exciting Career Opportunities

The drone service market will create about 100,000 new jobs in the next few years alone!

Explore Our Lineworker Program

Students who successfully complete the program will be ready to apply directly to possible employers for an apprenticeship.

PowerSports Technology

In the class you will disassemble, measure, and reassemble small engines and equipment in order to gain experience and skills that will be useful moving forward.

Public Safety

Students in the Public Safety course will learn components of public safety careers through hands-on experience.

A great place to start planning a career

All schools within the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District offer a variety of experiences that help students explore careers and prepare for future education and the world of work.


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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What is Career & Technical Education?

Career & Technical Education is an essential component of the total educational system and is critical to our workforce development. This education for the work place has been called many things over the years – vocational education, technical education, career education, occupational education and workforce training. We call it Career and Technical Education or CTE.

Career and Technical Education is provided in a variety of settings and levels including awareness of different jobs at the elementary level, middle school career exploration, secondary CTE programs, post secondary certificates and degrees, and whole community – students and families, teachers and schools, and businesses. It includes academics, work experience, occupational training, career counseling and joint activities between business and education.

Career Tech courses throughout Char-Em ISD

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Aviation Science and Technology

Construction Technology

Public Safety

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Start Working On Your Future Career Now!

Think about all the people you know who graduated from high school in the past few years. Very likely here’s what you’ll see:

  • Some young grads may have earned a college degree and are now in satisfying careers.
  • Others may have changed college majors two or three times. Likely they’re still in school trying to discover a good career “fit.”
  • Others may have dropped out after a semester or two, disenchanted because they have no clear vision of the future.
  • Still others may take other approaches leading to satisfying careers.

As you’ve watched the lives of other students unfold, likely you already know there are many different ways to prepare for a wide variety of satisfying careers. Today you can begin early in school.

Char-Em ISD provides opportunities for career exploration K-12. Throughout this website, you’ll see how we are reaching kids of all ages to encourage them to start thinking about and exploring careers!

Explore CTE Programs

Agriscience & Natural Resources

Audio Engineering & Video Editing


Aviation Science & Technology

Business Administration & Management

Construction Technology

Culinary Arts

Drafting & Design Technology

Energy Fundamentals: Lineworker Emphasis

Future Educator Academy

Graphics & Printing Technology

Health Occupations

Machine Tool Technology

Marketing, Sales & Service

PowerSports Technology

Public Safety

TV and Film Production & Broadcasting

Unmanned Vehicles

Welding Technology

Woodworking and Furniture Making

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