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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! 

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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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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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Post-secondary CTE Programs

Perkins post-secondary CTE Programs in Michigan are structured into 28 community colleges, three postsecondary 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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Excellence in Practice Award Winners

Congratulations to the Michigan schools who received the prestigious 2022 Excellence in Practice Awards from 
the Michigan Department of Education:

  • Kent Career Tech Center: Health Science Program
  • Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District: Construction Trades Continuum Initiative
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For questions regarding the new Office of Career and Technical Education website, contact cordanom@michigan.gov.