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Get ready to experience an entirely different way of learning. Kent Career Tech Center takes project-based learning to a whole new level. By integrating the learning environment with real-world applications, we arm students with knowledge and experience they can apply directly to college and career. Get started here!

Video DocumentSee our students in action in our own Tech Center video!

Summer Camp enrollment is now closed! We're excited to welcome the nearly 200 7th-9th graders who are registered for July 6-9 and 13-16!  

KCTC is supporting the green initiative.  Report cards will now be available electronically.  Just sign in to your PowerSchool account to view your student's grades and attendance at any time.  If you would still like to receive a paper report card, sign in to PowerSchool's parent portal and select "No" for the electronic report card under forms.

Mr. John Kraus named the "Michigan CTE Administrator of the Year for 2015-2016"
We are pleased to announce that Mr. John Kraus, Principal of KCTC, has been named the CTE (Career Tech Ed) Administrator of the Year for 2015-2016" by the MASSP (Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals).  The MASSP made a surprise announcement and presented Mr. Kraus with the award at the end of the student award assembly. Click the title of this article for a link to the award presentation held on Friday, May 8th at KCTC.

Congratulations to KCTC HOSA and SkillsUSA Competitiors!
The following are students will be competing at the National level in June.

Karlee Robinson

Cody Anderson               Jacob Anderson
Patrick Badovinac           Thomas Badovinac
Nate Breu                         Emalee Cacciola
Joseph Chirco                Drew Doyle
Seth DeGraaf                  Jordan Dykema
Anthony Figger                Ben Gravelle
Lillian Grusnis                Jarren Harkema
Clayton Henk                   Isabel Hulsebus
Reagan Ingraham          Tenin Jabathere
Oybek Kamolov                Hayley Lee
Gavin Lewis-Bissell        Sophia Luettke
Joshua Masalskis           Joel Mattfolk
Dominic Modderman      Malachi Mooty
Theodore Proctor             Miguel Rodriguez
Jonathan Shereda           Hunter Stevens
Madelene Upham            Lexus VanDyke
Colin VerWys                    Luis Vinalay-Syastegui
Josh Westendorp



Success in the New Economy by Kevin Fleming

This video does a great job of explaining why technical training and post-secondary certification is a better path to prosperity for many.  Check it out by clicking the title above which is a link. 
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New Student Orientations

  • Hospitality Program at the Downtwon Market- Aug 10th   4-6 pm
  • KCTC Main Campus Programs and Airport Programs at the KCTC Main Campus-Aug 11th, 13th & 17th   6-7 pm & 7:30-8:30 pm and on Aug 13th   10-11 am
  • (HSECA) Health Science and Early College Program at the Downtown Market-Aug 19th   3-8 pm
  • (HSECA) Health Science and Early College Program at the GVSU Cook DeVos-Aug 27th   5:30-7:30 pm

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Criminal Justice, Aviation Students Earn State Award
Arriya Harris is entirely comfortable about a future as a woman in a field that's traditionally been mostly men. The same goes for Damaris Sanchez. "I just want to be treated the same as the guys," said Arriya, 17, an East Kentwood High School senior who is completing the criminal justice program at the Tech Center. Read Full Article
KCTC Hospitality Program awarded Ed. Excellence for 2015

Congratulations to the KCTC Hospitality program for being selected for the 2015 Education Excellence Award by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). Mr. Kraus and Mrs. Sargent traveled to the Kellogg Conference Center yesterday and were presented the award at a wonderful event that was sponsored by Set-Seg. We were awarded a trophy, $1800 and a road sign recognizing this accomplishment. Kudos to the hospitality program!

KCTC Pricipal is Top Michigan CTE Administrator
As principal at Kent Career Tech Center, John Kraus leads a more-than 100-member staff for more than 20 career-focused programs.

He also oversees the educations of some 2,400 students on the center's campus and four satellite sites. Read Full Article