Career & Tech Education



Career and Technical Education (CTE)

West Shore Educational Service District offers ten Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs; Allied Health, Automotive Technologies, Construction Trades, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Graphic Communications, Marketing, Mechatronics and Welding.

These courses are offered to grades 11 and 12 students in Mason, Lake, Manistee and Oceana counties and most articulate college credit to WSCC and Ferris State University. 

To sign-up for a CTE program, contact your school counselor and for additional information visit the CTE website.   

Here are just a few reasons to take a CTE course:

Automotive Technologies

Automotive Technologies

“I can tell you for a fact that I would’t have hired Jonathan for my open position if he had never taken the Automotive class; there’s just too much we would have had to teach him ourselves,” said Tom Urka, Urka Auto Center.  Tom Urka and Jonathan Morrill, Ludington/Automotive Technologies


Construction Trades
 

Construction Trades

 “I hope to one day own a construction company and this class is helping me to achieve that dream,” said Oscar Esquivel, Mason County Central /Construction Trades Student.  “Every day we work with our hands, right now I’m working on building a play house.”   Oscar Esquivel, Mason County Central/Construction Trades Student


Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

“I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow-up, but since taking this course, I know I will eat more than just boxed food for the rest of my life,” said Andrea Miller, Culinary Arts/Mason County Central Student.  Miller entered the class competition to design the class shirts and won. She is wearing the design that depicts four commonly used cooking utensil in the picture below.   Andrea Miller, Culinary Arts/Mason County Central Student