Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) Competition Award Winners
Eight students from the Allegan Tech Center's Machining & CNC Tech program participated in the state MITES competition at Saginaw Valley State University and came away with some awards. Jason Battjes placed 10th and honorable mention, Jordan Ignatoski honorable mention, Travis Stone honorable mention, Jake Taylor honorable mention and 4th, Dylan Kurdelski 8th, Dylan Uehling 5th, Colton Borst 1st and 3rd.
Second year student Hannah Kuperus took home the Machine Shop Grand Award, which was an award for the best project in the entire category. MITES consists of student projects from 19 different regions of Michigan and parts of Indiana.
On Saturday May 6th the Engineering – CADD students competed at the 11th Annual Innovative Design Vehicle Challenge hosted by Square One Network
Students started with a 1/10th scale off the shelf 4 wheel drive off road RC vehicle. Students conducted a series of performance tests, collected and analyzed data and then converted the vehicle to a street racing vehicle, with an emphasis on the physics of work, programming, and tuning the vehicle for optimal performance along with skilled driving. Twenty four teams from across the state met at the University of Michigan’s Mcity to compete in the Mini Innovative Vehicle Design Races. Our students placed 2nd in the Agility race, 3rd in the Pit Stop Challenge and 6th in the Michigan Mini Oval Race. The challenge prepares students with the essential skillset for higher learning institutions and the rapidly evolving needs of STEM related jobs.
CTE Showcase at the Capital Building in Lansing
Students from the Criminal Justice and Vet Tech programs were invited to present at the Annual CTE Showcase at the Capital building in Lansing on April 27th.
The students and their instructors had table displays showing what their classes were all about. They also had a chance to talk one on one with the governor, our state Senator and Representative.
Skills USA First Place Winner, Matthew Korman from AIS Heavy Equipment Program
Mathew Korman, a senior at Fennville High School, took first place in diesel repair overall at the regional competition at Jackson College in February. His first place finish allowed him to move on to the state competition in Grand Rapids, where he also took first place at the state level. This first place finish has moved him to the national competition in Louisville, KY where he will compete in diesel repair overall the week of June 19-24. For his first place finish in regionals, he won several hundred dollars worth of tools, and for his first place finish in the state competition, he won $37,500.00 in scholarships and more tools.
Core Performance Indicators
Federal Carl D. Perkins legislation requires all Career and Technical Education programs monitor student and program performance. Each Career and Technical Education program has core performance measures in each of the following areas:
View the Core performance indicator information below available for the CTE programs in Allegan County.
If you have any questions or need assistance locating appropriate Core Performance data, contact Linda Blankenship, CTE Director at 269-673-3121 or firstname.lastname@example.org