• What is EFE?

    Education for Employment (EFE) is an award-winning career and technical education center without walls that offers a wide range of programs to 10th-12th grade students.

    Programs are held in multiple locations: in high school buildings, on college campuses, and at actual business and industry sites.

    EFE programs reflect “real world” applications and maintain the rigorous requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum as well as state,
    national, and industry technical standards and requirements.
    Watch this video to learn more about EFE.

In the News

  • EFE Welcomes New Program Administrator

    Education for Employment (EFE) is excited to welcome Cameron Buck as its newest Program Administrator.

    Originally from Battle Creek, Buck began his college career at Kellogg Community College and later transferred to Western Michigan University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2003 and his master’s degree in Educational Technology in 2006. Read more about Cameron Buck.

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  • Longtime EFE Administrator Retires

    After 39 years of working in education, and 11 years spent as a Program Administrator with Kalamazoo RESA Education for Employment (EFE), Christine Dahl is set to retire at the end of June. During those 11 years, Dahl worked with EFE programs at Kalamazoo Public Schools, Climax-Scotts and Schoolcraft. Read more about Christine Dahl.

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  • Project Lead the Way Utilized in Industrial Arts Program
    Industrial leaders in southwest Michigan contend they can’t find qualified applicants to fill good-paying jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree. Schools have sometimes been criticized for emphasizing the need for a four-year advanced degree. But this isn’t the case in the Vicksburg school district, said Greg Mills, industrial arts teacher. Read more about Project Lead the Way.
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  • EFE Construction Trades
    EFE and Habitat for Humanity build and dedicate new home
    Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity (KVHH) dedicated a home to a very lucky homeowner on Sunday, December 14. The house was built by Education for Employment (EFE) students during the 2013-14 school year as part of the EFE Construction Trades program. The house, located at 1819 Elder Street in Kalamazoo, was completely renovated inside and out and a new addition was added. Guests at the dedication were able to tour the house, see before and after picture, and meet the new homeowner, Kaliece Fisher and her young son Trace. Kaliece represents the 195th family to purchase a new home through KVHH. EFE was proud to be a part of this special celebration.

    Shown in photo at left is (l-r) homeowner Kaliece Fisher, Trace Fisher, Brian Segraves, EFE Instructor, and Dave Diaz, EFE Technical Assistant
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  • Select Education for Employment seniors lauded for career development, academics
    Honors were bestowed this week on 84 area high school seniors who’ve excelled in the Education for Employment (EFE) program. The 28th annual EFE Outstanding Senior Awards Ceremony at the Radisson recognized students’ achievements in career development and academics. Read more about the EFE Outstanding Senior Awards Ceremony.

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