This is and interesting article from Michigan Public Radio on closing the so-called “skills gap” in Michigan.
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.
Students Encouraged to Recognize Outstanding Teachers Teacher of the Year
Forms Available Now
Students are encouraged to recognize outstanding teachers who have made significant contributions to their education by submitting 2016 Teacher of the Year nominations by the deadline: 5pm, Thursday, April 7, 2016.
There are several easy options available to nominate your favorite teacher!
1) Download the nomination form at the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce website- https:// www.dearbornareachamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Teacher-nomination-sheet- 2016.pdf
2) Visit DearbornSchools.org and at the top section of the homepage there is a link to a form that can be filled out and submitted on-line.
3) Look for a hardcopy of the form coming soon to your school office. Nominations can be mailed or faxed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce- Fax: (313) 584-9818, Mail: 22100 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48124
Teachers selected for this prestigious award will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a glass award commemorating their achievement, and will become part of a select group of Dearborn teachers who have been recognized by the community for their dedication and passion for teaching. One award will be presented in each teacher category: Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, middle school, and high school.
Students, families, teachers, district faculty and the public are invited to attend the Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:15pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Admission is free.
For more information, contact the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at 313-584-6100.
Click below for a brief presentation on what makes CTE programs different from traditional classes and electives.
What is CTE Presentation
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs are offered at all three Dearborn High Schools as well as the Michael Berry Career center. Click the images below for informational flyers (printable at 8.5″ x 11″).
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 16th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Our staff and some selected student leaders will also be available for parents and/or prospective students interested in touring the facility, meeting the teachers or finding out more about our Career and Technical education programs.