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Kingsley Tenth Graders Explore Learning Opportunities at Career Tech Center

On February 1, Kingsley tenth graders visited the Career Tech Center (CTC) in Traverse City to learn about their hands-on learning opportunities for juniors and seniors. CTC offers 22 programs in high-skill, high-demand, and high-wage career fields such as agriscience, early education, welding, film and new media, culinary arts, public safety, and more.

During their visit, students explored three programs of their choosing and met instructors and current students, including several from Kingsley High School.

CTC's Available Programs:

Arts & Communications

Culinary Arts

Film & New Media

Writers Studio (formerly Front Street Writers)

Graphic Arts (Combined Graphic Arts & Graphic Design/Promotional Media)

Business & Technology

Business Careers

Information Technology

Web & App Development

Engineering & Industrial Technology

Collision Repair (formerly Auto Body Repair)

Auto Repair (formerly Automotive Technology)

Aviation Maintenance (NEW for the 2023-24 school year!)

Construction Trades

Electrical Occupations

Engineering Academy (formerly Manufacturing Technology Academy)

Robotics & Automation (formerly Mechatronics)

Power Equipment (formerly Power Equipment Technology)

Precision Machining (formerly Precision Machining Technology)

Welding (formerly Welding & Fabrication)


Agriscience (formerly Agriscience & Natural Resources)

Health Sciences (formerly Allied Health)

Human Services

Early Education (formerly Early Childhood Education)

Public Safety (formerly Public Safety/Protective Services)

Teacher Academy

CTC students attend half of their day at school and the other half at the Tech Center, allowing them to fulfill their academic and graduation requirements while also giving them a head start for success in college, the workforce, or the military!

Kingsley upperclassmen, as well as all students in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties, are eligible to enroll in CTC programming for free.

Interested students must submit an application for CTC prior to April 15, 2024. If you have any questions, reach out to academic counselor Lori Heitmeyer at

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