KRESA Career & Technical Education

Education that WORKS for our students and community!

  • Formerly known as Education for Employment (EFE), Kalamazoo RESA Career & Technical Education (CTE) equips K-12 students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in well-paying, high-demand careers.

    Through hands-on job training and intensive K-12 curriculum aligned directly with industry standards and 21st Century skills, access to state-of-the-art technology, career coaches and instructional support staff, Kalamazoo County students will be future ready and prepared to thrive in the workforce of tomorrow.

News & Updates

  • Steering Committee Finalizes CTE Course Selection

    Last week, the CTE Steering Committee convened to finalize its recommendation to the KRESA Board of Education of which CTE courses to include in the County's redesigned system. Course recommendations take effect in fall of 2024, which aligns with the planned opening of the CTE Center.

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  • Introducing KRESA's Career Center Principal

    We are excited to announce that Isaac Carter has been tapped to helm the new Career & Technical Education (CTE) Career Center as its principal. Carter, a Chicago Public Schools veteran, will be at the heart of the county's CTE system redesign.

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  • Newly Formed CTE Steering Committee Convenes for First Meeting

    The steering committee will integrate perspectives from education, community and business to help ensure that our county's redesigned CTE program and future CTE Center will provide meaningful, equitable opportunities for young people to see what they can be and develop their skills, all while supporting a thriving, more equitable region.

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  • Student Entrepreneurs Set Up Shop for 'Lemonade Day' Project

    This summer, KRESA is coordinating the “Lemonade Day” program for Kalamazoo Public Schools' Summer Readiness and Galesburg Augusta and Parchment Active Academy. Students will be setting up their own lemonade stands and selling their products to the community. Lemonade Day prepares kids become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow!

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