Students interested in preparing for high skill, high demand, high paying careers may elect to participate in a Career & Technical Education (CTE) program through Dearborn Public Schools. Programs are offered in a variety of career fields and are free to all Dearborn Public Schools students either through their home high school or at Michael Berry Career Center. Interested students should contact their school counselor to discuss programs and options that are right for them.
All CTE programs in Dearborn Public Schools are funded by Federal PERKINS and Michigan Section 61a Added Cost Grant funds and:
- Are aligned to rigorous national standards (LINK).
- Provide students with specific academic knowledge and hands-on skills aligned to their career interest.
- Partner with local community and industry partners to align programs to the needs of the local work force.
- Require students to participate in Work Based Learning with local employers (job shadows, internships and externships, CoOp employment, etc.)
- Provide students leadership and scholarship opportunities through Career and Technical Education Student Organizations (CTSOs) including BPA, DECA, FCCLA, HOSA and SkillsUSA. (LINK)
- Offer students the ability to earn industry recognized credentials and/or certifications.