Career & Technical Education (CTE)

The West Shore ESD & West Shore Community College share facilities, equipment, and curriculum to offer an educational setting that is truly unique. Nearly 500 high school students from Mason, Lake, Oceana, and Manistee counties take part in our CTE programs each day.

Nursing students in classroom

The CTE mission is to provide students the skills to be a success in whatever their future may hold. The CTE teachers work closely with over 100 local business and industry professionals to insure that the programs prepare students for both the local and national workforce. We also work closely with WSCC to insure that the programs offered focus on college preparation, allowing students the opportunity to earn college credits while taking CTE programs.

West Shore Educational Service District offers ten Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs:

  • Allied Health
  • Automotive Technologies
  • Construction Trades
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Communications
  • Marketing
  • Mechatronics
  • Welding

These courses are offered to grades 11 and 12 students in Mason, Lake, Manistee and Oceana counties and most articulate college credit to WSCC and Ferris State University.

To sign-up for a CTE program, contact your school counselor and for additional information visit the CTE website.