Hemlock, MI – Hemlock Public School District is fortunate to partner with Saginaw City School District at the Saginaw Career Complex in conjunction with Saginaw Intermediate School District to provide a high-quality career and technical education to more students. This year Hemlock High School has 26 students attending the Saginaw Career Complex with plans to expand next year and beyond. Recently, all Hemlock High School sophomore students visited and toured the Saginaw Career Complex to become informed on their educational options.
The Saginaw Career Complex is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center for Saginaw County and has been a strategic educational partner with Hemlock High School for decades. The Saginaw Career Complex provides services to more than 500 high school juniors and seniors that attend for half of their school day and are making a daily investment in their future careers.
The Saginaw Career Complex allows Hemlock and other school districts across the county to offer more programming to students. Each of the 19 programs offered at SCC link learning by skills taught that help prepare students for college, advanced technical training, or skilled entry-level work. In addition, to learning in real-world, technology-rich labs, students can earn industry certifications that give them a head start in preparing for high-skill, high-wage careers.
Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “We are fortunate to partner with Saginaw City School District and the Saginaw Intermediate School District to expand learning opportunities for students across the county.” He also went on to say, “As a native of Saginaw and a product of one of our CTE programs in this county I cannot be prouder of the great things going on in Career and Technical Education in our county and region.”
Our students and students around the county that attend, have a common goal of getting a head start preparing for career success. Students enrolled in CTE programs at SCC have the opportunity to earn FREE college credit, upon successful completion of certain requirements and instructor approval. At the same time, academic credit can be earned to Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements for CTE; English; Math; Science; Visual, Performing & Applied Arts and Online Experience, depending on the program.
“Mr. Little and the staff at the Saginaw Career complex provide opportunities for our students that we cannot fully provide. Having expanded hands-on experiences at SCC will prepare our students for the world and career that they will be living in,” stated Principal Green.
One of the many benefits to the program at Saginaw Career Complex is that throughout the school year, each student will participate in a paid and/or unpaid work experience. This opportunity takes place during the regular school day and is arranged by a placement program.