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88 students honored as Michigan Career and Technical Institute celebrates its first in-person graduation since 2020
March 17, 2023
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) hosted its winter/spring graduation event for 88 students from across the state Thursday, marking the postsecondary school’s first in-person ceremony in three years.
“We’re proud of the hard work, dedication and achievement demonstrated by our talented students at Michigan Career and Technical Institute,” said MCTI Director Jennifer Zuniga. “MCTI graduates are ready to enter the workforce with the necessary technical and employability skills that Michigan employers demand to compete in a global economy.”
The event was held at the MCTI campus in Plainwell. MCTI delivers in-demand training programs that provide Michiganders with disabilities the credentials they need to access competitive integrated employment and enhance independence.
“This was our first in-person graduation since February 2020, just before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Zuniga said. “So, while all of our graduations are occasions worth celebrating, this one took on special significance for our entire campus community.”
MCTI strives to promote the integration of Michiganders with disabilities into both the competitive workplace and society. 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.
Each of MCTI’s training programs are supported by an active advisory committee made up of people who work in that industry and help ensure the school’s curriculum and equipment meet business standards and needs. MCTI offers students health, psychological and social work services, sports and activities, housing, student government and much more.
The second-largest rehabilitation training center in the country, MCTI is a division of Michigan Rehabilitation Services within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.
MCTI directly supports Governor Whitmer’s Sixty by 30 goal to increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60% by 2030.
Learn more about MCTI by visiting Michigan.gov/MCTI.