Real Life, Real Learning.    


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!

KCTC's New Student Orientation - if you missed it click the presentation picture below to watch the prezi. 

 Prezi New Student Orientation Front Page

PowerSchool's Parent Connect

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Important- Don't forget to update student permissions and important contact information in PowerSchools Parent Portal.

It is required that  parents (for returning or new students) complete parent permissions and important medical emergency and contact information each year.  You will need to login to your parent PowerSchool account to complete the process.  If you have forgotten or lost your login and password, click the "Having Trouble Signing In?" link on the sign in page. Click this link for Instructions, parents who already have a KCTC PowerSchool account can start at step 3 on of the instructions page.

It is important that this is completed as soon as possible so that your child will be able to receive the full educational experience while attending KCTC!  As always if you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 616-364-8421.

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School Supplies

At KCTC each program has unique needs and requirements, it is difficult to list the needs for each program.  We provide most supplies and tools, however it is recommended that each student have a notebook, pencil and folder for their program.  Teachers will identify more specific material needs in the first days of class.  There are certain safety equipment and footwear requirements for some programs.

In addition a copy of our dress code can be found on page 24 of the Student Handbook .

Student Spotlight
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Important Dates

  • (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

First Day of Classes-Sept 8

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Tech Center Students Excel at National Leadership Conference

Tech Center Students Excel at National Competition

 by Morgan Jarema

Five Kent Career Technical Center students placed in the top 10 of their competition areas at the National Leadership and Skills Conference of SkillsUSA on June 20 through June 26.

KCTC Principal 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