• Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center

    2891 - 116th Avenue
    Allegan, MI 49010
    269-512-7800
  • 2019-2020 ACATEC STUDENT AWARDS

    Accounting


    Anna Bieber

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Lake Michigan College Scholarship, National Technical Honor Society

    Stephen Clark

    Excellence in Achievement Award

    Madison Douglass

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Leah Helder

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Liza Klingenberg

    Excellence in Achievement Award

    Mason Stahl

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                

    Vanessa Veld

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                                                                    

    AIS/Heavy Equipment


    David Arbanas

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society   

    Kaiden Beckwith

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Michael Conklin

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Keegan  Fogarty

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Mason Holtman

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Jacob Kloosterman

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Tyson Mead

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Nathaniel Misner

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Austin Moore

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Lane Moored

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Joshua Mulac

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Cody Salmon

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    David Stiles

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Trey Teunissen

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Elijah Veldman

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Jackson Visser

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Zeke Walma

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Casey Ybema

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Carsen Young

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Automotive Technology


    Trenten Belden

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Dimitri Bell

    Excellence in Employability Award, Perfect Attendance All Year  

    Zachary Bell

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Michael Burch

    Excellence in Employability Award

    J.E. Duchesneau               

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Rogelio Esparza

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Sean Jenison

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Dylan Keenan

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Savanna Raisch

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Turner Rohr

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Logan Van Horn

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Austin VanBeek

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Keawe Vea

    Excellence in Employability Award                          

    Building Trades 1


    Fred Arriola-Estrada

    Perfect Attendance All Year

    Alan Beggs

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Logan Briggs

    Excellence in Achievement Award

    Ethan Brown

    Excellence in Employability Award

    Uziel Delgado

    Perfect Attendance All Year                       

    Nickolai Emde

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Gustavo Neave Espino

    Excellence in Employability Award

    Arthur Johnson

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Aliya Platt

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, Breaking Traditions Award

    Jesus Rosas-Martinez

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award

    Baylee Schafer

    Perfect Attendance All Year

    Christopher Schipper

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Colin Snyder

    Excellence in Employability Award

    Casey Spratt

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Clayton VanBeek

    Excellence in Employability Award                                                                                                                    

    Bret Wood

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Building Trades 2


    Adam Lane

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Computer Information Services


    Jordan Basaran

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Lauren Colby

    Breaking Traditions Award

    Kyle Gaines

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Gage Hatfield

    Excellence in Employability Award

    Ethan Howe

    Excellence in Achievement Award            

    Gage Johnson

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Vincent Muscarella

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    James Ni

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    David Roark

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Alexander Sessions

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Andrew Smith

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Evan Tigchelaar

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Devon VanAmeyden

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Anthony Vandermolen

    Excellence in Employability Award                          

    Criminal Justice


    Liberty Allen

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Maverick Benn

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Alexis Buchin

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Elise Cook

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Olivia Evans

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Madison Hitts

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Ethan Key

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Matthew Maule

    Excellence in Achievement Award

    Sarah Pendock

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Austin Pickett

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Brooklynn Reed

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Leandra Risner

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Danielle Rooks

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Zoe Sabyan

    Excellence in Achievement Award                        

    Culinary Arts


    Haley Emmons

    Excellence in Achievement Award            

    Noah Hunt

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Nia Nash

    Perfect Attendance All Year

    Emily Rozema

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Robert Stowe

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Kaylee Vist

    Excellence in Achievement Award

    Emergency Medical Services


    Eric Liddy

    Excellence in Employability Award                          

    Leah Tuinstra

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Employability Skills


    Rick Butterworth

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Hayden DeSmit

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Gabriel Garcia

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Travis Marsman

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Elizabeth Prolo

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Engineering


    Kyle Brown

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Noah Hardesty

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Zechariah Jipping

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                       

    Hayden Korreck

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award      

    Owen Lincoln

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Logan Smith

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Graphic Art and Design


    Olivia Hightower

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society             

    Alonna  Lee

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                                      

    Madison Powers

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Ethan Slawson

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Haylee Thompson

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Jillian Trudelle

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                       

    Health Care Science Foundations


    Lauren Brown

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Savanna Burns

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Jacqueline Clark

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                       

    Lily Clark

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, ACATEC Staff Post-Secondary Push Scholarship, National Technical Honor Society

    Alexis Harper

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Taylar Jackson

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society   

    Kaylynn Joynes

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society        

    Kayla Merrill

    Excellence in Achievement Award

    Jenna Mohr

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society        

    Morgan Mohr

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society 

    Elizabeth Newman

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award

    Tiffani O’Connell

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society        

    Megan Perry

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Kensey Plumley

    Excellence in Achievement Award, KVCC Trustee Achievement Scholarship, National Technical Honor Society

    Emilee Schumacher

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Madison Teachout

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Sofia VanSingel

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Health Occupations Academy


    Hazel Allen

    National Technical Honor Society

    Alexis Crowe

    National Technical Honor Society

    Kelsey Dusseau

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                                      

    Freddie Elkins

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Faith Guritz

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, Lake Michigan College Scholarship

    Macy Krcatovich

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                                      

    Tara LeMaire

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                                      

    Emma Martonosi

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                       

    Taylor Mohr

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Tessa Olsen

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Taryn Orr

    Excellence in Employability Award

    Kaelynn Reimink

    National Technical Honor Society             

    Natasja Terpstra

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Machining and CNC


    David Apol

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Blake Houser

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Gideon Likens

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Ian Phillips

    Perfect Attendance All Year                                      

    Faith Roys

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society   

    Riley Standish

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Keeghan Wahlers

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Jakob Woods

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Calvin Wust

    Excellence in Achievement Award, Excellence in Employability Award, Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

    Katrina  Tucker

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Marketing and Management


    Carolina DeLucas

    Excellence in Achievement Award, ACATEC Staff Post-Secondary Push Scholarship

    Thomas Langschied

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                       

    Small Business Operations


    David Anderson

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Christian Briles

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Teacher Education


    Alison Bishop

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Madilynn Amani

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Savanna Boogaard

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Kaitlyn Fulton

    Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Taylor Gagneur

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Kennedy Gill

    Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society       

    Madison Hayes

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Krista Kocur

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Jillissa Miner

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Olivia Ott

    Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Veterinary Technology


    Grace Beckwith

    Excellence in Employability Award

    Alyssa Beilby

    Perfect Attendance All Year, National Technical Honor Society                   

    Bailey Cooper

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Holly Curtiss

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Lydia Dell

    Excellence in Employability Award

    Lauren Delpiere

    National Technical Honor Society             

    Katelyn  DeWulf

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Morgan Dykstra

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Alexis Ellis

    National Technical Honor Society                            

    Amanda Green

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Matthew Hansen

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Kaylee Horton

    Excellence in Employability Award

    Grace Korreck

    National Technical Honor Society             

    Skylar Laube

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Brooklyn Litz

    National Technical Honor Society                            

    Sierra Loubert

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Elsa Luurtsema

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society                       

    Jaelee McKee

    Perfect Attendance All Year, National Technical Honor Society

    Gisseldi Miguel

    National Technical Honor Society

    Annabelle Modreske

    National Technical Honor Society

    Sadie Montgomery

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Brianna Poling

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society

    Cambria Powell

    Perfect Attendance All Year, National Technical Honor Society                   

    Collin Sanders

    Perfect Attendance All Year

    Alyssa Sursely

    National Technical Honor Society                                           

    Emily Thompson

    Perfect Attendance All Year

    Kassandra Wilson

    Excellence in Achievement Award, National Technical Honor Society        

    Welding Technology


    Dillon Avery

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Jacob Borrink

    Excellence in Employability Award           

    Elliotte Brown

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Johnathan Clark

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Ellyck Collins

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Employability Award  

    Boyd Hitchcock

    Perfect Attendance All Year, Excellence in Achievement Award                  

    Seth McPherson

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Geary Rookus

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Aaron Salisbury

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Jonathan Tuinstra

    Excellence in Achievement Award                           

    Jaiden VanPelt

    Excellence in Achievement Award 


                              

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  • CIS Program Builds Computers

    Computer Information Students Build Computers

     

    The Computer Information Systems program recently built computers for two Engineering students. The CIS students were given a budget and system requirements. The CIS classes developed two separate builds for each of the customers-each build presenting options of different components. They then engaged in class discussions to decide the best components for the customer. The new builds provided the Engineering students with two, very capable computers for their future engineering projects.

     

     


     

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  • Great Start Readiness Program Visits The Vet Tech Program

     

     Great Start Readiness Program Visits with our Veterinary Technical Sciences Program

     

     

    The Pine Trails Great Start Readiness Program recently visited the Veterinary Technical Sciences program for an opportunity to learn how to care for their pets. They studied the topic in school and then visited for a hands-on experience with washing and drying a dog, applying bandages, making dog treats and listening to the heart beat of a rabbit. They also held our recently-hatched chickens. Our Work-Based Learning students did a wonderful job and we thank the preschool for visiting with us.  

     


     

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  • Graphic Art & Design Students Work on Community Service Projects

    Students Compete in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Regionals

     

    Health Care Science Foundations students continue to grow their knowledge and understanding of the health care industry as they learn medical terminology, explore health information technology, and study health systems including common disease processes associated with each system.

    Recently students competed in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Regionals, with 24 students qualifying for the state competition taking place in March at Grand Traverse Resort. 

     


     

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  • Teacher Education Students Create Lesson Plans for Work-Based Learning Experiences

    Creative example of a Lesson Plan using a flyswatter to swat the fly with the correct answerAll of the students involved in the Teacher Education program at ACATEC are placed in various classrooms throughout Allegan County for their Work-Based Learning experience. While there, students are working on planning, preparing, and implementing a lesson that focuses on the need in that specific classroom. Our students will then teach the lesson to the students and will be given feedback from their placement teacher. When finished with the placement their lesson plan will be included in their individual portfolio for future use.

     

    This picture shows a creative lesson to help students learn their multiplication facts by "swatting" the correct answer!


     

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  • Criminal Justice Students Second Trimester Activities

    Criminal Justice Class has a guest speaker

    Criminal Justice Students are learning in their second trimester about the basics of the criminal court system and how the courts and probation/parole help to identify and assess the problems faced by those entering the Criminal Justice System. Students learned in-depth applications of the functions of criminal and civil court. Probation/Parole officers from the Van Buren County Court and Allegan County Court have visited the class and shared valuable insight into their careers.

     

     


     

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  • Picture of Candle Lantern Donated to Christian Neighbors

    Welding Technology Students Complete Community Service Project

    The Welding Technology students completed a community service project in collaboration with the Engineering and Small Business programs. The design, fabrication, welding, and final painting was all student-led. The candle lantern will be donated to the Plainwell Christian Neighbors Food Pantry. They will offer it for sale during their May Silent Auction Dinner. The proceeds will be used to provide assistance to families in our community with food and monetary needs. 

     


     

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  • Graphic Art and Design Students Receive Presentation from T-PRINT USA Owner

    Guest Speaker Chris Malley talks to Graphic Arts Class

    The Graphic Art & Design classes got a chance to learn about the screen printing process from a local business owner and expert, Chris Malley. Chris owns a screen printing/embroidery business, T-PRINT USA, located in the Hamilton area. He also serves as a member on the Graphic Art & Design advisory committee. The students will soon be designing Allegan High School's C.O.D.E. Orange t-shirts for their community service project. It was great to have someone from the industry help the students learn how to create designs that are easy to screen print, prior to the project.

    Chris explained to the students key points to make their designs better for printing and to increase readability once printed on a shirt. He also gave the students great insight on the whole process: from computer design, making a positive and exposing a screen with UV light, washing out the photo emulsion, to ending with laying the ink on the shirt. He also explained other methods of printing such as dye-sublimation, where the ink is printed directly onto the fabric. The students learned how dot gain factors into loss of resolution, therefore, designers should use big, bold fonts and images to minimize problems. 

    Chris brought sample screens and positives that are used in the screen process and he demonstrated what a screen with an image looks like and how that image would be transferred to a textile/shirt (pictured below.) The students now have a better understanding of the process and are better prepared for designing the logos for the C.O.D.E. Orange t-shirts.

    Chris shows what a screen with an image looks like and how it would be transferred to a shirt

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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    Heavy Equipment/AIS Students Earn Warehouse Forklift Certification

     Heavy Equipment/AIS Program Receives Six New Toolboxes 

    This fall the Heavy Equipment/AIS class received six new toolboxes for the program. Various students were placed into groups and they worked as a team to assemble them. Other students were chosen to take an inventory of the old toolboxes to make sure each toolbox held the same tools.

    In doing this, the class fostered teamwork skills and the task was also an opportunity to reinforce tool name recognition and use. The students took great pride in accomplishing this and have also been very respectful of their new tools.


     

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  • Photo of EMS students in uniform

    Emergency Medical Services 

    The EMS Program has been going great this year! Students have been working on all foundational skills such as safety, legal concerns, anatomy and physiology, airway and breathing management, patient assessment, and team building. The students are digging through trauma patient management currently - they are learning how blood loss affects the body, how to control bleeding, and how to apply various types of splints.


     

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  • Criminal Justice students and Sheriff cruiser

     

    Criminal Justice Students Learn the Basics

    During the first trimester, students learned the basics of the Criminal Justice system and how the police, courts, and corretions must function as one. Students learned in-depth applications of functions of criminal and civil court. They studied courtroom proceedings and conducted a mock trial in the classroom. Students were also introduced to dispatching, radio communication, police report writing, and proper application for handcuffing. 


     

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  • Employability Skills students participated in the Day of Caring with United Way 

    The students from the Employability Skills Program participated in the United Way "Day of Caring" on October 17th. They decorated supper sacks for Kids' Food Basket. This organization delivers approximately 8,000 sacks to students throughout West Michigan. Not only do the sacks provide a well-rounded, nutritious meal that is critical to brain and body development, they also help brighten each child's day.

    Employability Skills students decorated all these lunch sacks for Day of Caring


     

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  • Machining and CNC Technology Students Start the New School Year Off Right

    Machining Students Working in the Classroom

     

     

    The Machining and CNC Technology students have spent the first months of the school year learning shop safety and becoming familiar with the operation of the late, mill, and drill press. The students have also been learning how to use various measuring tools that are needed to check the accuracy of their completed projects. In October, the class participated in Manufacturing Month by taking a field trip to Koops Inc. and Trans-Matic, located in Holland, MI. 

     

     

     


     

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  • Small Business Operations Adds 3D Printer To Classroom

    Picture of 3D Printer

     

    Small Business Operations is adding new technology to their classroom with the addition of a 3D printer. Students will gain experience in machine set-up and programming, and using design software to create various project pieces. This piece of equipment will complement other projects, like our CNC router, to give students the opportunity and ability to create more complex projects in class.

     

     

     

     


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  • Culinary Arts Students Get a New Kitchen!

    The students in the Culinary Arts program have been anxiously awaiting the completion of our new kitchen! The wait is finally over and the new space is ready. The students have been using the demonstration kitchen area since early October and now are excited to spread out and begin cooking at their well-equipped student stations. Their first project will be their FCCLA Local Cullinary Arts Competition where they will be competing in either Culinary Arts, Cupcake Battle, or Serving Up Success.

    Culinary Arts Students get a new kitchen

     


     

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  • Image of road construction team applying asphalt

    Building Trades Students Learn About Road Construction Job Opportunities

    On 11/15/19 the Building Trades students attended a presentation by Michigan Paving and Materials Company to learn about job opportunities available to them in the field of road construction. The students learned how asphalt is made and the process of how it is applied to road surfaces. They also learned about the different careers available in asphalt road construction. Students hired by Michigan Paving can earn up to $18.50 an hour starting pay and can receive on-the-job training.

     

     

     


     

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  • Auto Technology Students Off To A Strong Start!
    Auto Technology Students working on vehicle

    The Automotive Technology Program is off to a strong start this school year. All first year students have completed shop safety and equipment usage and are now studying brakes and braking systems. Second year students are either working out in the industry at local repair facilities and dealerships or they are learning about engine repair here at the Tech Center. The shop is opened for basic repairs such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, tires and alignments. Call or email: 269-512-7842; gregory.sagodic@alleganaesa.org.


     

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  • Update: Photos from the Punkin' Chunkin' Competition

    Picture of students launching pumpkins with the projects they designed

    Pictures of students launching pumpkins with the projects they designed

    Students launching pumpkins with the projects they designed

    Students launching pumpkins with the projects they designed

    Students launching pumpkins with the projects they designed

     

    Students launching pumpkins with the projects they designed

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  • ACATEC Engineering Students Engage in a New Project

    Engineering students building a pumpkin launcher.

    The Engineering program is engaged in a new project: A Pumpkin Chunkin' Competition. The students have been divided into groups of 3-4 and given the goal of designing and building a pumpkin launcher. This project has been progressing for a few weeks with the competition to be held during the week of 11/4. The competition will assess distance and accuracy.


     

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  • Picture of pot and hammer. The pot is broken but taped back together with ideas of how to destress.

     

     Teacher Education Students Learn
    About Stress By Repairing Broken Pieces

     

     Students have been discussing what things today can cause teens to stress out. During this activity, they listed all the stressors on their clay pots.  The pots were then placed in a plastic bag and the students used a hammer to break the pot; showing their frustration when they are stressed. Students then used masking tape to put the pot together again. Each piece of tape represented an idea that helps students to destress.  The lesson taught the students that they can get stressed out quickly and that there are many resources available to them to help them to destress


     

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  • Computer Information Systems Students Focus on Cyber Security

    Computer Information Systems student focusing on Cyber Security

    This year in Computer Information Systems, three students have returned for a second year and will be focusing on cyber security. The students will learn to understand cyber security threats, plan defenses to a cyber threat, and respond to a cyber incident. This puts them on the leading edge to cyber defenses and prepares them for an ever-growing sector of information technology. 


     

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  • Amber Williams is the first Vet Tech Science student to receive the National Veterinary Medical Applications Certification.

    Qmber Williams has become the first Vet Tech Science student to receive the National Veterinary Medical Applications Certification

     

    Amber Williams has become the first Vet Tech Science student to receive the National Veterinary Medical Applications Certification. This industry certification is presented by the Elanco Company and represents passing the test with over 80% accuracy. The test covers such areas as Anatomy, Terminology, and Veterinary Tools and Procedures. Amber's classroom instruction, work-based learning pacement, and an online curriculum helped her to achieve this accomplishment. Congratulations, Amber!!

     

     

      

     


     

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  • Health Care Science Foundation students are preparing for their Safety Standards and Client Status training.

    Students putting on gowns and gloves to get ready for training.

    Care Science Foundations is off to a great start with Safety Standards and Client Status training, followed by certification through American Heart Association for First Aid and Basic Life Support. During Safety training students learned standard precautions and personal protective equipment and infection prevent practices. Client Status training gave students experience with measuring and reading vital signs, for example, blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature, height, and weight.


     

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  • Accounting and Marketing & Management Students Use New Technology

    Students from Accounting and Marketing and Management are using a Clevertouch screen

     

    Student engagement has just kicked up a knotch in the business program. New technology in the form of a Clevertouch screen/board allows better instructional demonstration and student participation. This new technology is interaction live a tablet, capable like a computer, and visual like a whiteboard. Students' explanations/answers are now able to be presented to just the instructor, to one or two students, or to the entire class. This is where technology truly sparks more discussion.

     

     

      


     

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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.

    If you have any questions or need assistance locating appropriate Core Performance data, contact Rich Okoniewski, CTE Director at 269-512-7800 or rich.okoniewski@alleganaesa.org

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