Here's where you can learn more about the many possibilities and opportunities that the Jackson Area Career Center offers our students. The Career Center is one of the most valuable resources in the community today! We're passionate about providing the best high school career and technical education possible, and we care about 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!
Although they will not compete at the HOSA Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference until next month, a team of dental students already consider themselves winners by making a difference in the lives of children in Burundi. When the Jackson Area Career Center’s HOSA team of Hannah Baum (Springport), Cassidy Kenyon (Western), Savannah Musbach (East Jackson), and Libby Deraedt (Western), heard that children in Africa were using sticks to brush their teeth, they set a passionate goal to get toothbrushes to these kids. Click on the headline above to read the entire article.
When Clif Edwards, a retired Michigan State Police detective lieutenant, needed help to review his book of memoirs, he turned to Jackson Area Career Center Law Enforcement instructor Cindi Agge and her students. Edwards’ book, Paths Crossed, Villians-Victims-Victors, is full of true Michigan cases formatted into short stories. His “no-fluff … just the facts” approach, is designed to be read by anyone exploring careers in law enforcement. It compliments a traditional textbook with real life stories used in the form of case studies.
Jackson Area Career Center will offer two summer camps for students interested in computer gaming and programming. Students and parents will find these computer camps will help young people to improve their computer skills while exploring careers in information technology through fun, “hands-on” projects and demonstrations. The deadline for Career Center Summer Camp registration is June 7. Click on the headline to get more information and to access the registration form.
The Jackson Area Career Center’s FIRST Robotics team will head to state competition April 11-13 after finishing in the quarterfinals and semifinals in regional competition at Gull Lake and St. Joseph high schools. The Jacktown Vectors have a record 46 students participating with over 3,000 hours of build time by students and volunteers. To read the Jackson Citizen Patriot article, click on the headline above.
The Jackson Area Career Center’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducted 76 new members from 16 area high schools during a ceremony on Tuesday, March 26. The Career Center’s chapter of NTHS now includes 671 members since its start 10 years ago.
The Jackson Area Career Center’s FIRST Robotics team will head to state competition April 11-13 after finishing in the quarterfinals and semifinals in regional competition at Gull Lake and St. Joseph high schools. The Jacktown Vectors have a record 46 students participating with over 3,000 hours of build time by students and volunteers.
Jackson Area Career Center’s Army JROTC air-rifle team took first place over 65 competing high school teams at the 7th Brigade US Army Command Competition in Ft. Knox on March 8 and 9. Also, cadet Gallery Privatte from Grass Lake was selected as the winner and will represent Jackson Area Career Center Army JROTC Golden Knights in the next level of competition.
Elizabeth Couling, a Concord High School and Jackson Area Career Center agriscience student, finished in first place while competing against 36 other students at the Great Lakes Floral Design Expo in Grand Rapids on March 1.
The Jackson Area Career Center held its annual open house on FEB 28 and welcomed nearly 500 visitors. The theme of this year's event was Careeropoly and the focus was getting high school students and parents to recognize career-technical education as an opportunity for an elective in their 11 and 12th grade schedule. Local school counselors were posted in the school's "commons" area to allow students to enroll during the open house.