Career & Technical Education

The Copper Country Intermediate School District's Career and Technical Education (CTE) program provides students with a strategic pathway to future career success. Going beyond traditional academics, CTE offers rigorous, hands-on learning experiences in a diverse range of high-demand fields. From healthcare and engineering to robotics and entrepreneurship, our programs equip students with industry-relevant skills and nationally recognized certifications.

This future-focused approach empowers students to:

  • Explore vocational interests: Discover diverse career paths and ignite passions they may not have known existed.

  • Develop vital skills: Cultivate technical expertise, teamwork, problem-solving abilities, and workplace-ready professionalism.

  • Gain a competitive edge: Enter the workforce with sought-after skills and certifications, paving the way for immediate job opportunities.

  • Pursue further education: Seamlessly transition to college or advanced training programs with a strong foundation in chosen fields.

The Copper Country ISD's CTE program is more than just vocational training; it's an investment in students' futures and a crucial pillar of the region's workforce development strategy. By fostering collaboration with local businesses and industries, we ensure our programs remain relevant and responsive to evolving market needs.

Facts about CTE

Any student who attends high school in Baraga, Houghton, or Keweenaw County may attend classes offered by the Copper Country Intermediate School District. Home School students are encouraged to enroll.

Attendance – Students enrolled in classes at the CCISD Career Tech Center are subject to the attendance policies of their own high schools while attending the Tech Center. The limit on the maximum number of absences permitted in order to receive credit is determined by each high school’s policy.

Classes are approximately two hours long and are scheduled at 8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 1:15 p.m.

Programs may provide instruction for one, two, or three years, depending upon the knowledge and skill of individual students and their career goals.

The student’s home school issues credits for successful completion of Career & Technical Education programs.

Anti Bullying Policy

Copper Country ISD CTE Student Handbook

Work Based Learning

Learn more about work-based learning and partnerships.

Enrolling in CTE

How to Enroll

Students interested in enrolling in any of the Career & Technical Education program offerings should contact their high school counselor to request the required enrollment forms. Each high school within the Copper Country Intermediate School District is allocated a specific number of slots for student enrollment, based upon the school's total high school enrollment.

Criteria for student enrollment in the Career & Technical Education programs are determined by each individual district. Considerations for eligibility may include the student's attendance record, grades, citizenship, and a career pathway specific to the requested program. Students interested in the program should contact their high school counselor early in their high school career to obtain information regarding the requirements of their district.

CTE Data Reports

CTE Fields

“Because of CTE, I grew to like the challenge that every project brought and I learned something new during each project. I always felt as though I was adding a new skill each time.”

Paul Roose  

   Owner - Metal Matic, LLC