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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!

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. 

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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

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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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Important Dates

  • Program Visits End-April 23rd
  • Stand Against Racism Day-April 24
  • Student Appreciation Day-April 24
  • Articulation Day-April 30
  • Student Awards-May 8
  • Student Evaluations-May 11-15

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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