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Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 19, 2015 8:00 AM

TechnologyThere is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Technical Center, in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

Jim Schirmer, Automotive Technology; Zack McClean, Electronics/Alternative Energy; and JC Irvine, Programming and Gaming Design, share their insights on topics ranging from the public perception of CTE, Employability Skills, Curriculum shifts over time and the connections between CTE and Project-based learning. Michigan’s career-tech high schools are amazing assets that have gone through rough times. Hear how this spotlight school has survived and continues to flourish! More about them can be found here.

Education's Business: Taking Positive Actions, hosted by Karl Klimek, Exposing and celebrating the successful partnerships between K-12 schools and industry/community partners. Special focus is on Science – Technology – Engineering – Math (STEM) and Career Technical Education (CTE) efforts.

Theme music for Education’s Business is performed by the Elk Rapids High School Jazz Band

1:00 PM every Friday
Replay: 7:00 PM, Saturday 1:00 AM, 7:00 AM

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