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Career Centers opens doors to public through new interactive, 3D platform

Jackson, Mich. - The Jackson Area Career Center isn’t letting a pandemic stop it from showing off how it’s preparing students to be college and career ready. 

The career and technical education facility is opening its doors to the public through a new interactive, 3D platform accessible by desktop or mobile device at The virtual tour replaces in-person tours that usually take place during the month of February, but have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

“Traditionally, nearly three-thousand students, parents, teachers, counselors, members of industry, and the Jackson community come to our building for school tours and our yearly open house,” says Principal Mark Pogliano. “This interactive tour will give people a chance to see our state-of-the-art classrooms and equipment safely, and from the comfort of their own home any time of day.” 

The virtual tour includes 360-degree views of every Career Center classroom and lab, allowing visitors to click on “hot spots” to learn more about each program through videos, instructor bios, career-related data, and other resources that both current and future students can benefit from. Students interested in taking classes at the Career Center for the 2021-22 school year are encouraged to reach out to their local high school counselor for enrollment information. 

In addition to the virtual tour, the Jackson Area Career Center’s website,, has been redesigned to help students, parents, counselors and others find information related to its programs, student services, and college and career resources much easier and faster. The Career Center is also active across all social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

The Jackson Area Career Center offers 21 dynamic hands-on programs to high school juniors and seniors. Students are able to earn academic credit, industry certifications and credentials, college credits, and take part in work-based learning experiences. The Career Center also has the JAC3 program, a three-year early/middle college for high school juniors with an interest in pursuing careers in the engineering, manufacturing, or welding fields. Adult education classes are also offered at the Career Center for adults pursuing professional skills and career goals.

Kaci Babineau
Marketing & Special Projects