Instructor and student working on a wood lathe


The Northwest Education Services Career Tech is a regional center serving Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau county high schools with career and technical learning opportunities for students in eleventh and twelfth grade. Students who reside in the region are able to attend the center at no cost to the individual or the school district they attend.

Students attend half the school day at their local high school and the other half at the Career Tech, allowing them to complete Michigan high school graduation requirements as well as explore a career interest that can give them a head start and prepare them for success in college, the workforce,  or military service.

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Twenty-three technical programs are offered:


Agriscience & Natural Resources

Arts & Communication

Film & New Media
Front Street Writers
Graphic Arts
Graphic Design & Promotional Media

Business Management, Marketing & Technology

Business Careers
Culinary Arts
Information Technology
Web & Game Programming

Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

Auto Body Repair
Automotive Technology
Construction Trades
Drafting & Design Online
Electrical Occupations
Manufacturing Technology Academy
Power Equipment Technology
Precision Machining Technology
Welding & Fabrication

Health Sciences

Allied Health 

Human Services

Early Childhood Education
Public Safety/Protective Services
Teacher Academy