Approximately 90 students from Bear Lake, Brethren, and Grayling High Schools travel to Cadillac, Michigan each weekday morning to attend the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center (WMCTC). These juniors and seniors are enrolled in one of fourteen programs that are offered to provide students with hands-on opportunities on state-of-the-art equipment in order to prepare them for career success. All students will also have the option to earn free college credits in their WMCTC programs.
Haley Descavish and Olivia Eichbauer are both juniors at Bear Lake High School and enrolled in the Introduction to Health Care program at the WMCTC. With an enthusiastic smile, Haley explained that the WMCTC is a “good experience for students who would like to get a good head start on their career.” Olivia added, “It is a fun place to learn.” Both Haley and Olivia are interested in careers in the medical field.
"I love it here. The instructors are interactive and make me want to be here,” expressed Tyler Dean who is a senior at Brethren High School and enrolled in the Metal Fabrication / Welding program at the WMCTC. His career goal is to own his own welding business. “This program has definitely confirmed my career goal. There is no longer a doubt about what I want to do after high school.”
Ben Waldo, a senior at Brethren High School, is enrolled in the Business Management Administration program. “The WMCTC is providing me with great opportunities to be successful later in life. I would definitely recommend the WMCTC for other students.” Ben’s career goal is to own his own business.
Leah Lewis, a senior at Grayling High School, is enrolled in the Public Safety program and “loves it here.” She added, “It’s been a really great experience because she wants to pursue firefighting and criminal justice.” Leah is currently a Cadet in the Explorer firefighting program in Gerrish Township.
David Cox, WMCTC
Director, expressed, “Our staff is
excited, honored, and very pleased to provide a great Career and Technical
Education experience for the students from Grayling High School.”
Leah Lewis (Grayling HS, Public Safety)