Designing a World-Class Career Center

  • The KRESA Career Center will be a centralized facility that hosts the majority of the county’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Courses at the Career Center will offer specific skill training and certifications for high school students in high-demand areas based on state and local market analysis and input. Of Michigan’s economically similar labor markets, Kalamazoo County is the only market that does not currently have a career center.

    The Career Center will be a place where realistic work environments, difficult to duplicate in a traditional school setting, will be replicated to provide a real-world work experience. Other programs will be located in smaller satellite specialty locations. Having a centralized location will resolve many of the county’s current logistical barriers to enrollment, such as transportation, and allow for better integration of academic curricula applied, upkeep of necessary equipment, and a more inclusive, work-oriented culture.

Construction Update

  • KRESA Career Connect Campus Construction Fly-Over Video

    Posted by KRESA Career Connect on 1/24/2024


    Get a bird’s-eye view of the progress of the KRESA Career Connect Campus that is currently under construction at 3500 Vanrick Drive next to Wings Event Center. Thanks to KRESA Career Connect Campus Assistant Principal Mike Huber for taking and sharing this footage that he took with his drone camera!

    The Career Connect Campus is slated to open in Fall of 2025 and will be home to a world-class Career & Technical Education (CTE) center serving Kalamazoo County.  


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  • KRESA Career Center | Conceptual Fly-Through

    Posted by KRESA Career Connect on 3/4/2022

    After gathering the input of students, educators, industry representatives, and leaders from community-facing organizations, we want to share with you the conceptual architectural design of Kalamazoo County’s new centrally located Career Center. Stay tuned for an announcement of when construction will begin! For updates, follow us online and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).


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