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

  • Making Good on the Promise of "CTE for ALL"

    KRESA CTE understands it is critical we acknowledge – and learn from – the history of CTE, previously known as vocational education, specifically its impact on the Black community.

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  • World-Class CTE: A Report to the Community

    In 2020, KRESA partnered with the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and the University of Michigan Youth Policy Lab to conduct several highly credible and interrelated studies to project tomorrow’s high-demand, well-paying jobs and the skills they will require.

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  • Future Ready Open House is Going VIRTUAL!

    Kalamazoo County middle and high school students and their families are invited to discover free educational opportunities available to them at the interactive KRESA Future Ready Virtual Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5-8 p.m.

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  • Meet Lorri Batsie - CTE Career Coach

    When it comes to preparing students for meaningful careers and a successful future, CTE Career Coach Lorri Batsie often refers back to her favorite quote by Eric Sheninger, “Don’t prepare kids for something, prepare them for anything!”

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