SLIDESHOW: Construction Trades Start on the Next Big Thing

That didn't take long. Shortly after noon on Monday, Construction Trades students from Gladwin and Beaverton arrived at the work site where they'll spend much of their time this school year - a (for now) empty lot on Tonkin Street in Beaverton. By the end of the day, they were already measuring, cutting and completely immersed in their work. And by next Spring, the students will have learned to build a completely new home. More details will follow soon, but for now, here's a look at Day One at the build site.

CTE Students Are On Their Way

CTE is hands-on learning. That's at the heart of the program's appeal. The early days of each school year also require a certain amount of classroom time before students can get to the labs - time to discuss, above all else, safety. But also time to talk about expectations of conduct, attendance, participation and so on. Here's what some of the CTE students have been up to during these first days of the year.

CTE SUMMER CAMP FUN

CTE SUMMER CAMP FUN - CTE Summer Camp is in full swing. Check out the good times going on in Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Business, Babysitting Boot Camp, Automotive Technology and Construction Trades.

APRIL CTE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ANNOUNCED

(CLARE) – The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for April.

CTE administration and staff congratulate these students, who were selected by teachers for positive performances in their respective CTE classes:

Allissa Jenkins of Harrison and Fletcher Harry of Gladwin (Automotive Technology); Tanner Mielke of Gladwin (Business Management); Dalton Staley of Beaverton and Patrick Wangler of Gladwin (Construction Trades); Kaleb Flansburgh and Abbygale Currier, both of Beaverton (Criminal Justice); Megan Hadley of Harrison and Cassandra Ferguson of Gladwin (Culinary Arts); Tre Sims of Beaverton and Alexander Card of Farwell (Digital Media); Morgan Kimmel of Harrison and Reilly Carrell of Gladwin (Education Occupations); Heaven Hodgson and Catherine Kirchen, both of Harrison (Health Occupations); and Tyler Head and Nathan Elliott, both of Harrison (Welding Technology).

The CTE program is grateful to the sponsors who support the Students of the Month program by donating gift certificates to the honorees. Sponsors include Buccilli’s Pizza of Farwell, Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Clare and Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Gladwin.

AWARDS SEASON: CTE RECOGNIZES ITS BEST

CTE AWARDS - AFTERNOON SESSION

The end of the school year signals a chance to look back at the successes of the past nine months, and Thursday's CTE Awards did that and then some. Aside from recognizing individual students in areas like Most Improved, Above and Beyond, Perfect Attendance and Outstanding Student, many kids were also applauded for earning industry certifications and awards.

Award winners included:

OUTSTANDING STUDENT: 

CTE AWARDS - MORNING SESSION

  • KRISTA ALLEN, HHS, Health Occupations
  • ADAM ARCHBOLD, FHS, Culinary Arts
  • MEGAN BARCIA, BHS, Health Occupations
  • ERICA BINGHAM, BHS, Education Occupations
  • AARON BOWSER, BHS, Advanced Manufacturing
  • JORDAN BRUGGER, FHS, Construction Trades
  • FAITH BURR, BHS, Education Occupations
  • TRAVIS CAVANAUGH, GHS, Construction Trades
  • HAILEE EICHHORN, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • CASSANDRA FERGUSON, GHS, Culinary Arts
  • KEVIN GAMBLE, HHS, Business Management
  • MEGAN HADLEY, HHS, Culinary Arts
  • JAMES HENDRICKSON, HHS, Health Occupations
  • FAITH HOWE, BHS, Culinary Arts
  • SAMUEL HUMPHREY, CHS, Education Occupations
  • ALLISSA JENKINS, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • MICHIEL KING, GHS, Digital Media
  • TREVER LOOKER, GHS, Welding Technology
  • MEGAN MARHOFER, FHS, Culinary Arts
  • BAYLEE MASHUE, HHS, Education Occupations
  • MICHAEL MCLAVY, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • AUSTIN MUSSER, HHS, Construction Trades
  • BRENDAN POWELL, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • JOEL RAYMOND, GHS, Business Management
  • THEODORE SANDRIDGE, GHS, Digital Media
  • KAYLEE SHOOK, FHS, Culinary Arts
  • SHANIA SLATER, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • JACOB UHL, BHS, Welding Technology
  • KAYLEE WALLS, CHS, Criminal Justice
  • RYAN WALTERS, BHS, Education Occupations
  • BLAKE WHITEHOUSE, BHS, Construction Trades
  • CHANDLER WORDEN, GHS, Advanced Manufacturing


ABOVE & BEYOND:

  • Shane Albertson, FHS, Construction Trades
  • Reuben Bard, GHS, Construction Trades
  • Zachary Campbell, FHS, Automotive Technology
  • Jonah Cesal, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • Amber Farnum, FHS, Business Management
  • Avaunte Frizzell, FHS, Criminal Justice
  • Tyler Head, HHS, Welding Technology
  • James Hendrickson, HHS, Health Occupations
  • Austin, Higgins, FHS, Digital Media
  • Heaven Hodgson, HHS, Health Occupations
  • Kaitlyn Johnson, GHS, Education Occupations
  • Jonathan Kukulis, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • Morgan Looker, GHS, Business Management
  • Elizabeth McWherter, BHS, Health Occupations
  • Ashtyn Muma, GHS, Health Occupations
  • Kiley Murphy, GHS, Culinary Arts
  • Annaleigh Osentoski, GHS, Health Occupations
  • Joshua Prager, BHS, Digital Media
  • Katherine Rahl, CHS, Criminal Justice
  • Brendon Reichard, GHS, Business Management
  • Taylor Reno, CHS, Education Occupations
  • Austin Seering-Bensinger, CHS, Advanced Manufacturing
  • Adam Strick, BHS, Automotive Technology
  • layna Townsend, GHS, Health Occupations
  • Gary Vanblarcom, FHS, Culinary Arts
  • James Witte, GHS, Advanced Manufacturing


MOST IMPROVED

  • REILLY CARRELL, GHS, Education Occupations
  • JORDAN DAVY, BHS, Construction Trades
  • SIERRA FREDENBURG, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • FLETCHER HARRY, GHS, Automotive Technology
  • STEVEN HAUPT, GHS, Digital Media
  • SHAYLEE HLADIK, HHS, Education Occupations
  • DAKOTA JACKSON, FHS, Welding Technology
  • THOMAS LANNEN III, FHS, Automotive Technology
  • ALEXIA LEJA, HHS, Health Occupations
  • TANNER MIELKE, GHS, Business Management
  • CHRYSTAL MIELKE, GHS, Culinary Arts
  • LILLIAN PADGETT, BHS, Criminal Justice
  • NATHAN POHL, GHS, Welding Technology
  • CONNER PRICE-HAMM, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • ALEXANDER SENG, GHS, Automotive Technology
  • SHAWN STRICK, BHS, Culinary Arts
  • RACHAEL WALSH, BHS, Education Occupations
  • AUSTIN WALTON, FHS, Advanced Manufacturing
  • RICHARD WANGLER, GHS, Construction Trades
  • JESSE WOODMAN, FHS, Advanced Manufacturing
  • AMY YAUCH, CHS, Digital Media
     

PERFECT ATTENDANCE (First Semester)

  • DAKOTA BENNETT, HHS, Digital Media
  • JEFFERY CHARLTON, GHS, Automotive Technology
  • KALEB FLANSBURGH, BHS, Criminal Justice
  • KAYLYNN FOWLER, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • ERIC JACOBS, HHS, Digital Media
  • ALLISSA JENKINS, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • KAYLEE JOHNS, HHS, Health Occupations
  • NOAH JOHNSON, CHS, Construction Trades
  • CATHERINE KIRCHEN, HHS, Health Occupations
  • MEGAN MARHOFER, FHSCulinary Arts
  • BAYLEE MASHUE, HHS, Education Occupations
  • WYATT MINOR, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • KILEY MURPHY, GHS, Culinary Arts
  • CONNER PRICE-HAMM, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • KATHERINE RAHL, CHS, Criminal Justice
  • BRENDON REICHARD, GHS, Business Management
  • ROSS ROE, HHS, Business Management
  • EDDIE SCHMUCKER, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • BRANDON SHEARER, BHS, Criminal Justice
  • KRYSTAL STEELE, HHS, Health Occupations
  • BRYCE VARNER, BHS, Welding Technology
  • MACKENZIE WHITE, HHSAutomotive Technology
  • DEVEN WOLKINS, HHS, Criminal Justice


PERFECT ATTENDANCE (2nd Semester)

  • KRISTA ALLEN, HHS, Health Occupations
  • SLATER BALCIRAK, GHS, Digital Media
  • DYLAN BERLANGA, GHS, Welding Technology
  • KIRSTEN BRANDON, FHS, Health Occupations
  • FAITH BURR, BHS, Education Occupations
  • ALYSSA BURR, BHS, Health Occupations
  • TRAVIS CAVANAUGH, GHS, Construction Trades
  • AUSTIN COURNEYA, BHS, Automotive Technology
  • LEXIE EDICK, GHS, Health Occupations
  • DEREK FICEK, BHS, Automotive Technology
  • KAYLYNN FOWLER, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • SARA GILLESPIE, HHS, Health Occupations
  • WYATT GROVE, BHS, Welding Technology
  • AUSTIN HIGGINS, FHS, Digital Media
  • TREY HUDLOW, GHS, Digital Media
  • ERIC JACOBS, HHS, Digital Media
  • ALLISSA JENKINS, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • KAITLYN JOHNSON, GHS, Education Occupations
  • CATHERINE KIRCHEN, HHS, Health Occupations
  • ANDREW LOCKHART, HHS, Advanced Manufacturing
  • KYLIE LUBS, HHS, Business Management
  • MEGAN MARHOFER, FHS, Culinary Arts
  • BAYLEE MASHUE, HHS, Education Occupations
  • MICHAEL MCLAVY, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • KILEY MURPHY, GHS, Culinary Arts
  • JOSHUA PRAGER, BHS, Digital Media
  • CONNER PRICE-HAMM, HHS, Criminal Justice
  • KATHERINE RAHL, CHSCriminal Justice
  • THEODORE SANDRIDGE, GHS, Digital Media
  • EDDIE SCHMUCKER, HHS, Automotive Technology
  • TRE SIMS, BHS, Digital Media
  • MCKENZIE SNOOKS, BHS, Health Occupations
  • MEGAN VALLETTE, GHS, Health Occupations
  • GARY VANBLARCOM, FHS, Culinary Arts

March CTE Students of the Month Announced

The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for March.

CTE administration and staff congratulate these students, who were selected by teachers for positive performances in their respective CTE classes:

Zachary Campbell of Farwell and Derek Ficek of Beaverton (Automotive Technology); Joel Raymond of Gladwin (Business Management); Mervin Yoder of Clare and Reuben Bard of Gladwin (Construction Trades); Kaylee Walls of Clare and Avauntee Frizzell of Farwell (Criminal Justice); Shawn Strick of Beaverton and Kristian Vella of Harrison (Culinary Arts); Alexander Guy and Steven Haupt, both of Gladwin (Digital Media); Alexis Jensen of Harrison and Emily Moon of Gladwin (Education Occupations); Rachel Janiga of Gladwin and Kaylee Johns of Harrison (Health Occupations); and Dakota Jackson of Farwell and Joseph Bailey of Harrison (Welding Technology)

The CTE program is grateful to the sponsors who support the Students of the Month program by donating gift certificates to the honorees. Sponsors include Buccilli’s Pizza of Farwell, Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Clare and Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Gladwin.

CTE Students of the Month announced

The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for February.

CTE administration and staff congratulate these students, who were selected by teachers for positive performances in their respective CTE classes:

Jonathon Damzyn and Chandler Worden, both of Gladwin (Advanced Manufacturing); MacKenzie White of Harrison and Bryan Thivierge of Gladwin (Automotive Technology); Brendon Reichard of Gladwin (Business Management); Logan Williams of Beaverton and Cody Sturgeon of Harrison (Construction Trades); Shania Slater of Harrison and Cameron Austin of Beaverton (Criminal Justice); Mackenzie Miske-Allums of Beaverton and Chrystal Mielke of Gladwin (Culinary Arts); Amy Yauch of Clare and Michiel King of Gladwin (Digital Media); Taelynne Akans of Farwell and Faith Burr of Beaverton (Education Occupations); McKenzie Snooks of Beaverton and Shyanne Shipman of Harrison (Health Occupations); and Logan Schweinsberg of Beaverton and Colton Kroening Kanyo of Gladwin (Welding Technology)

The CTE program is grateful to the sponsors who support the Students of the Month program by donating gift certificates to the honorees. Sponsors include Buccilli’s Pizza of Farwell, Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Clare and Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Gladwin.

CGRESD Secures $400,000 CTE Grant for Local Students

   The grant monies awarded to CGRESD’s CTE program will help ensure state-of-the-art training for students like Senior   Dylan  Berlanga of Gladwin High School.

The grant monies awarded to CGRESD’s CTE program will help ensure state-of-the-art training for students like Senior Dylan  Berlanga of Gladwin High School.

High school students from Gladwin and Clare Counties will enjoy improved learning opportunities thanks to a recent grant awarded to the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District.

The grant, awarded by the Michigan Department of Education and totaling $400,000, was recently announced as part of $5 million in grants statewide to local Career & Technical Education programs. The CTE Innovation and Equipment Competitive Grants allow districts to obtain equipment to expand programs in manufacturing, with an emphasis on mechatronics, computer numerical control machining and welding.

“This grant was the direct result of hard work by a whole host of stakeholders, including CGRESD, CTE, our five local districts, Mid Michigan Community College, the Central Michigan Manufacturers Association, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and EMCOG,” said CGRESD Superintendent Sheryl Presler. “The only way a district our size can secure a grant this large is through true community collaboration, and when you have that, great things are possible for our CTE students, the community and the workforce.”

Presler said the grant money will be used to upgrade equipment in CTE’s Welding and Advanced Manufacturing classes. Those classes are held through a supported dual enrollment partnership with MMCC, and the new equipment will be housed on the Harrison campus, benefiting not only CTE students, but college students as well.

“Manufacturing is the largest employment sector in Gladwin County and the third-largest in Clare County,” she said. “Local manufacturers are anxiously seeking qualified entry-level employees, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to answer that demand.”

"This grant represents a new level of possibilities for CTE students in Clare and Gladwin Counties,” said Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare. “These are significant equipment improvements for our high school students studying welding and manufacturing, and the grant awarded to Clare-Gladwin RESD will also benefit adults attending those programs on Mid Michigan Community College's Harrison Campus. I applaud the collaborative spirit that went into securing these essential grant dollars.”

According to Presler, one of the biggest obstacles in meeting that demand is providing appropriate training through state-of-the-art equipment. Equipping these labs with industry-standard tools is an ongoing challenge that requires significant financial investment based on input from Advisory Committees comprised of local manufacturers and business owners.

“These upgrades are another step in helping us ensure that young people in our region enter the job force ready to work,” she added. “It’s our intention to have the grant-funded equipment purchased and installed by the end of June. That process will include working with all CTE and MMCC instructors to make the appropriate purchases for each class and developing standard operating procedures for each new piece of equipment.”

CTE Announces Students of the Month

The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for December.

CTE administration and staff congratulate these students, who were selected by teachers for positive performances in their respective CTE classes:

Aaron Bowser of Beaverton and James Witte of Gladwin (Advanced Manufacturing); Thomas Lannen of Farwell and Cody Roehrs of Gladwin (Automotive Technology); Amber Farnum of Farwell (Business Management); Christopher Athey of Beaverton and Sam Ball of Farwell (Construction Trades); Lillian Padgett of Beaverton and Chloee McMann of Farwell (Criminal Justice); Aleisha Macdormott of Farwell and Sam Moore of Farwell (Culinary Arts); Zachary Breckenridge of Beaverton and Alex Beecher of Gladwin (Digital Media); Kelly Christian of Farwell and Kaitlyn Johnson of Gladwin (Education Occupations); Emily Miller of Clare and Krista Allen of Harrison (Health Occupations); and Marcus Parsons of Beaverton and Nathan Pohl of Gladwin (Welding Technology).

The CTE program is grateful to the sponsors who support the Students of the Month program by donating gift certificates to the honorees. Sponsors include Buccilli’s Pizza of Farwell, Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Clare and Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Gladwin.

CTE Students of the Month Announced

The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for December.

CTE administration and staff congratulate these students, who were selected by teachers for positive performances in their respective CTE classes:

Jonathon Damzyn of Gladwin (Advanced Manufacturing); Allissa Jenkins of Harrison and Calvin Barlow of Gladwin (Automotive Technology); Morgan Looker of Gladwin (Business Management); Blake Whitehouse of Beaverton and Nicholas Bullard of Gladwin (Construction Trades); Tyler Delecki of Clare and Kyle Gravelle of Gladwin (Criminal Justice); Gary Vanblarcom of Farwell and Tomas Teklegergis of Harrison (Culinary Arts); Mandi Cole of Beaverton and Steven Haupt of Gladwin (Digital Media); Aisha Hiller of Harrison and Ryan Walters of Beaverton (Education Occupations); Elizabeth McWherter of Beaverton and Alayna Townsend of Gladwin (Health Occupations); and Tayler Sheets of Beaverton and Trevor Looker of Gladwin (Welding Technology).

The CTE program is grateful to the sponsors who support the Students of the Month program by donating gift certificates to the honorees. Sponsors include Buccilli’s Pizza of Farwell, Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Clare and Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Gladwin.

CTE Students of the Month Announced

The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for November.

CTE administration and staff congratulate these students, who were selected by teachers for positive performances in their respective CTE classes:

Devin Gaskill of Clare and Austin Walton of Farwell (Advanced Manufacturing); Blaze Capen of Harrison and Adam Strick of Beaverton (Automotive Technology); Kylie Lubs of Harrison (Business Management); Jordan Brugger of Farwell and Austin Musser of Harrison (Construction Trades); Kristian Gilman of Beaverton and Hailee Eichhorn of Harrison (Criminal Justice); Faith Howe of Beaverton and Kiley Murphy of Gladwin (Culinary Arts); Brycen Sentz of Clare and Devin Woodbury of Farwell (Digital Media); Vanessa Harrison of Harrison and Kaitlyn Johnson of Gladwin (Education Occupations); Kelsee Hilyard of Clare and Anna Osentoski of Gladwin (Health Occupations); and Dylan Berlanga of Gladwin and Corey Baker of Farwell (Welding Technology).

The CTE program is grateful to the sponsors who support the Students of the Month program by donating gift certificates to the honorees. Sponsors include Buccilli’s Pizza of Farwell, Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Clare and Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Gladwin.

Quick on the Draw: Digital Media students compose some holiday cheer

Among the many things they're working on in class, the Digital Media students were asked to draw up some art pieces for the CGRESD holiday card. We liked their submissions so much that we wanted to share all of them with you here. Have a look and enjoy.

CTE Students of the Month - October

CTE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ANNOUNCED

(CLARE) – The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for October.

The administration and staff congratulate these students, who were selected by teachers for positive performances in their respective CTE classes:

Collin Wetzel of Farwell and Austin Courneya of Beaverton (Automotive Technology); Joel Raymond of Gladwin (Business Management); Samuel Gerow of Beaverton and Gavin Norman of Gladwin (Construction Trades); Brandon Shearer of Beaverton and Zachary Lask-McLemore of Gladwin (Criminal Justice); Kaylee Shook and Adam Archbold, both of Farwell (Culinary Arts); Steven Hutchinson and Alexander Card, both of Farwell (Digital Media); Samuel Humphrey of Clare and Shyanne Nichols              of Gladwin (Education Occupations); Blaine MacDonald of Farwell and Karleigh Wible of Harrison (Health Occupations); Austin Seering-Bensinger of Clare and Chandler Worden of Gladwin (Advanced Manufacturing); and Jacob Uhl of Beaverton and Ryan Marhofer of Farwell (Welding Technology).

The CTE program is grateful to the sponsors who support the Students of the Month program by donating gift certificates to the honorees. Sponsors include Buccilli’s Pizza of Farwell, Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Clare and Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Gladwin.

FIELD TRIP: AIM, Welding Students Take It on the Road

Students in CTE's Welding and Advanced Integrated Manufacturing classes hit the road in the past week, visiting three local manufacturers to get a glimpse into a possible future.

On October 12, the AIM class visited Vantage Plastics in Standish for its annual Manufacturing Day. Students participated in the PlastiVan experience and presentation before hearing from the Human Resources department and receiving a factory tour. During the factory tour, students learned about the manufacturing process in plastic thermoforming. The students also observed the operation of Vantage's CNC machines and learned about the skill sets needed to work in this area of manufacturing.

Then on October 18, second-year Welding students and all AIM students traveled to JD Metal Works and Alro Steel in Clare. The students heard a presentation about job opportunities and toured each facility.

Students came out of the experience excited about the possibilities.

"I felt that JD Metal Works had a very comfortable and family-like atmosphere," said Gladwin's James Witte. "I'm going to apply to work at JD Metal Works this summer."

"I learned that both companies have high expectations for their employees," added another future applicant, Gladwin's Chandler Worden. "They expect you to take ownership of your project and take pride in your work."

CTE Students of the Month Announced

(CLARE) – The Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Career & Technical Education program has announced its Students of the Month for September.

The administration and staff congratulate these students, who were selected by teachers for positive performances in their respective CTE classes:

Jonathan Kukulis of Harrison and Adam Bishop of Gladwin (Automotive Technology); Kevin Gamble of Harrison (Business Management); Shane Albertson of Farwell and Nathan Bullard of Gladwin (Construction Trades); Katherine Rahl of Clare and Jonah Cesal of Harrison (Criminal Justice); Tyler Davis of Clare and Katie Lilly of Farwell (Culinary Arts); Theodore Sandridge of Gladwin and Carlos Gerow of Farwell (Digital Media); Taylor Reno of Clare and Erica Bingham of Beaverton (Education Occupations); Madelyn Labeau of Farwell and Marissa Salas-Lerma of Farwell (Health Occupations); Andrew Lockhart of Harrison and James Witte of Gladwin (Advanced Integrated Manufacturing); and Tyler Head of Harrison and Zachary Carpenter of Farwell (Welding Technology).

The CTE program is grateful to the sponsors who support the Students of the Month program by donating gift certificates to the honorees. Sponsors include Buccilli’s Pizza of Farwell, Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Clare and Hungry Howie’s Pizza of Gladwin.

Culinary Kids: A Full Week

CTE's Culinary Arts students put in some kitchen overtime this week, starting with volunteering at the MMCC Fall BBQ and continuing through the week in class. "We spent three days doing knife skills," said Instructor Heidi Rocha, "and prepared beef stew and ratatouille. Students practiced medium dice, batonette, julienne and brunoise."