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Open house marks 10 year anniversary of Career Tech Center
The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center will celebrate its tenth year with an open house on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. The entire community is invited to explore high-tech classrooms and labs within the 73,000 square-foot career and technical education facility that serves over eight hundred high school students each day.

Students and staff from Allied Health Technology; Auto Collision Refinishing; Auto Service Technology; Business Careers; Catering & Culinary Management; Computer Aided Design (CAD); Construction Trades; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Electrical/Computer Technologies; Environmental/Veterinary Sciences; Graphic Production Technologies; Health Science Academy; Internet, Network and Security Technologies; Machining/Engineering Tech; and Welding Technologies will be available to answer questions.

The state-of-the-art Graphic Production Technologies Lab will be open for guests to tour, and student-designed projects created there will be on display and available for purchase. Students will also offer refreshments and free samples of a recipe featured at “Chef Prize.”

To add to the excitement, prizes will be given away throughout the evening and “Producer Joe” from the WGRD radio morning show will be live on-site. Representatives from several colleges, universities, trade schools, and the military will be available as well.

Visitors interested in seeing the progress at this year’s Construction Trades home, as well as several past student-built homes, may travel a mile and a half away to 2476 Chestnut Trail. Instructors will be at the home to answer questions while students offer demonstrations.

The Career Tech Center opened in January 2005 as a 58,000-square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment made possible by Muskegon County voters who passed a vocational millage in 2002. A unique partnership between the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) and
Muskegon Community College (MCC) created an innovative way to provide high quality, cost effective career and technical education for students in the Muskegon area. Planning for the facility, equipment, curriculum, and materials was guided by industry experts– West Michigan labor, business owners, employers, colleges, and universities. These groups continue to provide critical input to ensure every aspect of the career and technical education program stays current with the changing job market. Like surrounding counties, construction of the Career Tech Center enabled the county to capture additional funding that was not available until the vocational millage was in place.

For further details, and to learn more about the MACTC, visit or call Stephanie Hoekenga at 231-767-3613.

Find your dream job at the Career Tech Center!
What if there was a school that let students choose a class that helped make their dream jobs a reality? Students can plan for their future at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC). MACTC classes are FREE and available to all high school juniors and seniors.
The MACTC offers 17 different career training classes in addition to FREE college credit through articulated and direct credit opportunities. Classes are two and half hours long with morning or afternoon sessions available. The MACTC recommends academic credit (Math, English, Science, Visual/Performing Arts, 20-hour online experience) for many of its classes to assist students with meeting graduation requirements. Job Placement services are also available.
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