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Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

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Welcome to the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) website! 

CTE Students in a STEM classroom.

Secondary CTE Programs

The Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education (MDE- OCTE) works closely with regional career and technical education (CTE) administrators to provide technical assistance and support for the implementation and improvement of currently operating, and the development of new, career and technical education programs.

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Nursing Early Middle College Student

Early Middle College

Michigan’s Early Middle Colleges (EMC), an MDE approved five-year program of study, is designed to allow a pupil to earn a high school diploma and one of the following: 60 transferable college credits, an associate degree, a professional certification, the Michigan Early Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certificate, or the right to participate in a registered apprenticeship. 

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CTE students in a welding program

Post-secondary CTE Programs

Perkins post-secondary CTE Programs in Michigan are structured into 28 community colleges, three post-secondary associate degree granting universities, and one Tribal College. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Workforce Development (LEO-WD) works in close collaboration with the MDE-OCTE to implement post-secondary CTE programs. 

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