Now Scheduling for 2017-2018 classes!

Students in all three Dearborn Highs Schools may elect to take one of the MBCC Career programs.  Staff from MBCC have been meeting with counselors and students this week sharing information.  Attached is the powerpoint presentation that describes our offerings.   For more details, please visit the individual program pages at http://berry.dearbornschools.org.

MBCC Course Offerings 2017-2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Michael Berry Career Center Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year

(Dearborn, MI – March 6, 2017)  During the month of March, students are invited to enroll in our Career & Technical Education programs for the 2017-2018 School year.  These half-day (1-2-3rd hour or 4-5-6th hour) programs are available to all 10th-12th grade students in Dearborn Public Schools.

Current Programs include: Health Sciences, Culinary Arts, Design & Information Technology and a new Business program (The Dearborn Business Academy at MBCC—allowing students to complete the Accounting, Marketing and Business Management curriculums in an integrated and comprehensive program).

The programs are free and bus transportation is provided.  All programs offer in-depth and hands-on training designed to prepare the student for success in college and their chosen career.  In addition to academic training, student will have the opportunity to participate in workplace-based training through field trips, job shadows and other “on-site” opportunities.  They will also have access to student leadership and competition opportunities through BPA, DECA, HOSA or SkillsUSA.

Students and parents interested in our programs have four opportunities to learn more about our facility, staff and course offerings.

  • MBCC staff are currently visiting all three high schools and making presentations to students about their options at MBCC next year.
  • There is even more information about our programs available on the MBCC website (http://berry.dearbornschools.org).
  • The building will be open to the public during Parent-Teacher conferences on March 23, 2017. MBCC staff and students will be available to offer guided tours and discuss what the MBCC experience if like.
  • MBCC is offering 1/2 day trips to the campus for students to tour the facility. Space is limited to 50 students each session (AM or PM).  Sign up sheets and permission slips are available from the student’s counselor.

Please feel free to contact MBCC for questions or to learn more about our exciting programs.

Contact:

John Bayerl
CTE/Perking Supervisor
Michael Berry Career Center
22586 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
(313) 827-4808
Bayerlj@dearbornschools.org

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Introducing: The Dearborn Business Academy at MBCC (DBA@MBCC)

NEW!  Students interested in seeking business degrees after high school, opening their own business or exploring the works of entrepreneurship, invention and innovation now have the opportunity to complete a comprehensive and integrated tw-year program combining all three of the business curriculums available in Dearborn–Accounting (Finance), Marketing and Business Management (and Technology).

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MBCC Final Exam Schedule

Monday January 23, 2017–Normal Day of School

Tuesday January 24, 2017–Normal Day of School

Wednesday January 25, 2017–HALF DAY
7:35-8:45am   FIRST Hour Final
8:45-8:50am   BREAK
8:50-10:00am SECOND Hour Final
10:00am          Student Released for Day

Thursday January 26, 2017–NO MBCC Classes!  Students will remain at their home school and take their 3rd or 4th hour exam.

Friday January 27–HALF
7:35-8:45am   FIFTH Hour Final
8:45-8:50am   BREAK
8:50-10:00am SIXTH Hour Final
10:00am          Student Released for Day

Fall CTE Advisory Meeting

See the gallery below for some photos from our Spring Advisory Meeting

Twice a year, our Career and Technical Educaiton (CTE) teachers meet with their industry partners, parents and both current and former students as part of our program advisory process. With input from all stakeholders, we celebrate our successes and make suggestions for curriculum changes based on the current needs of our industry. This year our Hospitality, Health Science, Design and Accounting programs all participated in the relevant and meaningful exchange of ideas.

Culinary Arts at MBCC

Dearborn students are in the process of choosing their classes next year.  At MBCC we offer courses for students interested in the Hospitality and Tourism industry through our Culinary Arts program.

Students in Culinary Arts prepare for careers in the fine dining industry, including chefs and managers who work at upscale restaurants, resorts and cruise ships.  The focus is not just on cooking and preparing to enter Culinary school to become a Chef, but rather focuses on all aspects of the industry.  Students will learn to wait on customers, serve food, order supplies, manage employees, track sales and even do the dishes!  We run a full-service, fine dining restaurant at MBCC called the Bon Apetite’.  It is open to the public for lunch Wednesday to Friday and allows are students to practice what they learn in class in a “Real World” setting.

For more information about our Culinary Arts program, click the images below to see our informational flyer.

Or, click this link for more information.

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Allied Health at MBCC

Dearborn students are in the process of choosing their classes next year.  At MBCC we offer many courses for students interested in the Health Sciences/Medical Careers.

Our most popular course at MBCC is Allied Health.  Designed as an introduction to ALL Health Science/Medical Careers, this two hour, full year course focuses on the foundation knowledge and skills necessary for success in the medical field.  Topics covered include medical terminology, ethics and legal considerations, health and safety for healthcare providers, anatomy and physiology and career exploration.  Students also participate in a wide variety of hands-on activities including their First Aid and CPR/AED certification, gloving and universal precautions, vital signs (pulse, respiration, temperature and blood pressure) as well as exposure to  variety of medical labs, imaging and diagnostic tools.  Students also participate in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), where they can use what they learn in class to compete against students from other schools from across the region, state and country.

For more information about Allied Health, click the images below.

For more information about out other Health Science programs, click this link.

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Closing the Skills Gap

This is and interesting article from Michigan Public Radio on closing the so-called “skills gap” in Michigan.

http://michiganradio.org/post/shinola-exec-what-if-skills-gap-actually-values-gap?utm_#stream/0

They do a good job at pointing out that our CTE programs provide students with the skills and training they need to enter the workforce in high quality, well-paying jobs.  They also point out the difficulties in finding quality teachers in these fields.

Did you know that all the CTE teachers at MBCC worked in the field they teach?  Our Culinary Arts teacher is also a chef!  Our Health Science Teachers worked as Registered Nurses, Personal Trainers, Registered Dental Hygenists, and Red Cross Instructors!  Our Design Technology teachers have worked in Web Design, Digital Photography, Illustration and Game Design.

Quality teachers with industry experience.  Just one of the things that makes the “Berry Experience” something special for our students.