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Michigan Career & Technical Institute graduated more than 200 students last school year

Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021
Media Contact: Elyse Walter, 517-449-9731

PLAINWELL, Mich.-The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) graduated 207 students during their 2020-2021 school year. The school hosted a student recognition/graduation ceremony at its campus in Plainwell on Aug. 31 to honor 64 graduating students from the summer school term.

MCTI delivers in-demand training programs that provide Michiganders with disabilities the credentials they need to access competitive integrated employment and enhance independence.

A portion of the summer term graduates* were recognized at this week's event (listed by county):

Allegan: Spencer Brooks, Machine Technology; Ciearria Hunter, Certified Nursing Assistant
Antrim: Wessley Gotts, Retail Marketing
Benzie: Hope Adams, Retail Marketing
Calhoun: Lateria Clayborn, Certified Nursing Assistant
Cass: Kaylee Morse, Certified Nursing Assistant
Houghton: Kellie Hallesy, Certified Nursing Assistant
Ingham: Howard Andry, Industrial Electronics; Austin McCormick, Custodial; Bruce Roberts-Hicks, Construction
Isabella: John-James Konkus, Automotive Technology
Kent: Joel Amado-Molina, Construction
Leelanau: Guillermo Martinez-Serrano Jr, Machine Technology
Lenawee: Jesse Sumner, Certified Nursing Assistant
Livingston: Maurice Coman, Retail Marketing
Macomb: Edgar Pena, Certified Nursing Assistant; Kavyn Thomas, Custodial
Mecosta: Sabrina Mapes, Certified Nursing Assistant
Montcalm: Lino Garcia-Cuautle, Custodial
Oakland: Andis Ishmakej, Automotive Technology; Samuel Lopez, Machine Technology; Caitlin Pangle, Certified Nursing Assistant
Oceana: Deana Chamberlain, Machine Technology
Shiawassee: Kayla Spiece, Certified Nursing Assistant 
Washtenaw: Benjamin Raymond, Machine Technology; Mathias McIntyre, Machine Technology
Wayne: Savannah Bankston-Ashenhurst, Retail Marketing; Brett Davis-Miller, Commercial Printing

*List of graduates includes only those who provided permission to share their name.

Students may enroll in one of MCTI's 13 technical training programs, including automotive technology, cabinet making/millwork, certified nurse assistant, commercial printing, construction, culinary arts, custodial, grounds maintenance/landscaping, industrial electronics, information technology, machine technology, pharmacy technician and retail marketing.

The school offers a variety of on campus supports and activities, including but not limited to sports and recreation, housing, student government and much more. Additional information about MCTI is available by visiting Michigan.gov/MCTI.

MCTI is a division of Michigan Rehabilitation Services within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Their programs support Governor Whitmer's Sixty by 30 goal, offering the opportunity to earn a degree or credential and boosting the percentage of working-age adults with a degree or certificate to 60% by the year 2030.