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Welcome to the Jackson Area Career Center!
It’s been said the Jackson Area Career Center is one of the most valuable resources for students in Jackson today – and we couldn’t agree more! At the Career Center, we offer students more than just exceptional career and technical education – we provide connections to community resources and local businesses, academic credit, and real-world training in each of our 21 dynamic programs. We’re passionate about providing the best high school career and technical education available. The Career Center’s certified teachers and instructors are professional, knowledgeable, and experienced in the subject material they teach.
Headlines & Features
Culinary Arts instructor John Helmbreck, along with three students, his assistant and two Jackson area chefs, recently opened up the Career Center kitchen and turned on their cameras for a virtual Food Culture presentation to more than a dozen students around the world.
Cosmetology students will get a chance to put their skills on display for potential employers and others during a virtual competition this month.
Students encouraged to explore education and career pathways during Career and Technical Education Month
Data from the Michigan Department of Education shows students who completed a high school CTE program and went on to earn a two-year degree earn an average starting wage that is $5,200 more than their peers with no high school CTE.