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Welcome to the Jackson Area Career Center!

The Jackson Area Career Center provides career and technical education to high school juniors and seniors throughout Jackson County, and we are proud to invite you to learn more about the many possibilities and opportunities that the Career Center offers our students. As one of the most valuable career preparation resources in the community, we're passionate about providing the best career and technical education possible, and we believe in each student's success!  Our campus is a safe, friendly, high-tech environment where students come because they want to learn -- and when students really want to learn, the results can be amazing!

The Jackson Area College and Career Connection: Jackson County's NEW Early/Middle College! The JAC3 Early/Middle College Program is a unique learning program and pathway for Jackson County high school students! Participants simultaneously earn their high school diploma, an Associate Degree, a technical/career credential, and the opportunity for employment upon graduation—all while remaining enrolled at their local high school. LEARN MORE!

 

Career Center News, Events and Announcements

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  • Army JROTC Expands to New, Larger Location for Fall 2014

    After nearly a decade of operating at maximum capacity at the Career Center’s Browns Lake Road building, the program is set to begin the upcoming school year at a new location within the Ackerson Lake Community Education Building at 4126 Brooklyn Road. The move offers the opportunity for necessary growth of the popular program. Previous accommodations at the Career Center allowed the program to occupy two classrooms and reach predominantly 11th and 12th grade students; while this new location will boast 10 classrooms and eventually accommodate grades 9-12.

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  • “These students are our future” Career Center Co-Op program leads grad to fulltime apprenticeship at Miller Tool and Die, Co.

    The next generation of Jackson’s trained technical employees are emerging quickly from the Jackson Area Career Center. As part of the Career Center’s Co-op program, which places trained high school juniors and seniors with career-focused, part time employment, recent Hanover Horton graduate Zach Rogers is gearing up for a jump-start on his future. He can now look forward to full time employment as a registered apprentice at Miller Tool & Die Co. in Jackson. Following his two years in the Career Center’s welding program and participation in co-op with Miller Tool, Zach transitioned into a school-to-work apprenticeship program. He recently began his official employment at Miller Tool, working as an apprentice toolmaker, on his way to becoming a journeyman toolmaker.

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