Career and Technical Education



George Haines Scholarship Applications – Available NOW!

Applications for the 2017 George Haines Scholarship are now available and open to St. Joseph County CTE students who wish to pursue a career related to their CTE program.  This scholarship was established in 1994 to honor George Haines, who retired from Armstrong Machine Company in Three Rivers after 25 years of loyal service.  Mr. Haines was very interested in assisting students pursuing a career in an occupational field.  Completed application packets must be submitted to your local high school counselor or CTE instructor NO LATER than Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Download your George Haines Scholarship Application today!

Photo of Sturgis 8th Grade students visit Welding lab at Glen Oaks Community College
Sturgis 8th Grade students visit Welding lab at Glen Oaks Community College

What’s Happening in CTE

  • Agriscience students sold fall mums and poinsettias to earn money for FFA activities and competitions
  • Building Trades students are busy at work building another Habitat for Humanity home in Centreville, Michigan
  • Graphic Design students participated in a branding and advertising design review panel at Glen Oaks Community College
  • The Welding class at Glen Oaks visited Morgan Olson in Sturgis to learn about job opportunities and new technologies

CTE Student of the Quarter

Each marking period, the nine different programs in St. Joseph County’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) Consortium nominate students as “Student of the Quarter”. These students have distinguished themselves among the 550+ juniors and seniors enrolled in CTE classes. Students selected for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year are:

Kolton Beachey, Howardsville Christian School, Agriscience
Brittany Morris, Centreville High School, Automotive Technologies
Julie Milliman, Colon High School, Graphic Design
Isaiah Yoder, Centreville High School, Marketing
Kayla Gest, Centreville High School, Medical Occupations
Noah Lewin, Centreville High School, Medical Occupations
Greg Gifford, Mendon High School, Welding Technologies


CTE Video photoWatch the SJC-CTE Video to learn more about the nine different programs offered by your local high school that you can take for free!



The SJC-CTE Consortium includes Centreville, Colon, Constantine, Mendon, Sturgis, Three Rivers and White Pigeon High Schools. It is a service of the St. Joseph County ISD in collaboration with Glen Oaks Community College. See the video above, talk to your high school counselor,  or contact the SJC-CTE Consortium.  for more information.