Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center
2891 - 116th Avenue
Allegan, MI 49010

  • Baker College Business and Technology Challenge 2014

    Baker College Business & Technology Challenge 2014

    The Computer Information Systems, Marketing & Management, and Accounting students traveled to Muskegon Dec. 16th  for the Baker College Business and Technology Competition.  Students competed with approximately 10 schools including 3 other tech centers.  Networking, PC Troubleshooting, Accounting, Word and Excel were just some of the competitions the students participated in.  Along with many individual awards, ACATEC was able to unseat the reigning school winner, Fruitport, and bring home the school plaque until next year.  This was a very positive experience for all the students and generated pride not only in their programs but for the Tech Center as well.  

    For a complete list of winners follow this link Student Winners 2014

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  • Allegan’s Veterinary Technical Science Program Comes Full Circle
    When the Veterinary Technical Science program began several years ago at the Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center, a group of Veterinarians, Vet Techs and a groomer served as the advisory committee for the new program. We were also encouraged to have a student and parent serve on that committee. In the first 2 years of the program that student was Kaitlyn Malone.
    Following graduation from Hopkins High School, Kaitlyn enrolled in Baker College, where she excelled and was one of only 24 students out of 200 candidates accepted into the Vet Tech program.
    She graduated later that year and soon found employment with the Hamilton Veterinary Clinic where she is still employed today. Last spring a current capstone student Sarah Russcher interviewed for a work based learning position at Hamilton Veterinary Clinic and was accepted. And Sarah is lucky enough to have Kaitlyn as her supervisor.
    Kaitlyn has even taken her mentorship role one step further and serves on our Veterinary Technical Sciences advisory committee. From student member to capstone supervisor and advisory committee member. It is so wonderful to see our students become successfully employed in the Veterinary medicine field and to be able to give back to the community as well.
    Hamilton vet clinic  
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  • Capstone Welding Student

    Macayla is a capstone welding student working at Landscape Forms in Kalamazoo as a welder. 
    Capstone Welding Student
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  • Allegan Tech Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary 

    Click on the link below for a news article regarding the Allegan Tech Center Anniversary event -

    Plaque from 1989  Plaque that will go over the new time capsule Original ACATEC staff that started in 1989  Time capsule items AAESA Board Members  AAESA Superintendent Mark Dobias and Tech Center Director Linda Blankenship

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  • 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: 

    • Academic Achievement
    • Technical Achievement
    • High School Completion
    • Placement
    • Non-Traditional Enrollment
    • Non-Traditional Completion. 

    View the Core performance indicator information below available for the CTE programs in Allegan County.

    Core Performance Indicator Information

    If you have any questions or need assistance locating appropriate Core Performance data, contact Linda Blankenship, CTE Director at 269-673-3121 or
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