College, Career Exploration & Apprenticeships


Everyone has a career dream
Follow the links below to find useful real-world career information. 

Career Cruising - Great website for looking up job descriptions, job outlook, college and related information. See your high school counselor for usernames and passwords or e-mail 

L'Anse Creuse Career Resource Center The Career Resource Center provides integral services and resources to support career development activities within L'Anse Creuse Public Schools  

Post Graduation Career/College Options

Macomb Community College is hosting an event:  Manufacturing Evening, on Thursday, Dec. 6th, from 5:30-8pm, at The Sports & Expo Center (South Campus), Warren.  This is a FREE event, but you must REGISTER.  You'll be able to connect with subject matter experts and learn about high-demand job skills, hear from recent grads, meet local businesses.  Discover the career pathway that is right for you!  You can also learn about the apprenticeship programs including MAP+, and explore internships and work-based learning.  Arrive early for free food, concessions and enter for a chance to win a drone!

PTI Engineered Plastics is hosting PTI Technical Academy 2018/19.  Students in grades 10-12 may enroll in a session (held on Saturdays from 8 am - 12 pm).  Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the manufacturing industry and be given a hands-on experience.  Students who are interested in pursuing a technical path after graduation will have the opportunity to learn from PTI employees, who share their knowledge and expertise in their field and give a first-hand account of the promising career opportunities within the manufacturing industry.  Skills taught:  Part design & mold design, Cimatron training (CAD software), mold making/CNC programming (2D & 3D in Cimatron), mold maintenance, shop safety, electrical discharge machining (EDM), process engineering.  Fall Session:  Oct. 27 - Nov. 17, Winter Session:  Jan. 19 - Feb. 9, Spring Session:  Mar. 2 - Mar. 23.  You must ENROLL online for this program. 

Letter for Parents

Dear Michigan Parent,
Your son or daughter is faced with considering career paths that could shape his or her future. Like many parents around Michigan, you may consider a four-year college program to be the best next step. With a wide variety of outstanding Michigan universities and four-year programs to choose from, it’s easy to understand.

Before you make any final decision, you should also consider all of the possibilities that can be found in today’s skilled trades. Well beyond its historic perception of simple physical labor, today’s skilled trades offer a variety of career paths that will both challenge and reward your son or daughter.

Career options could include becoming a programmer, a registered nurse, an operating engineer or even an industrial machinery mechanic. Like the thousands of career opportunities found at, today’s skilled trades offer more desirable careers in new and emerging fields.

And they can be pursued with varying levels of post-high school education and training, with many requiring less time and debt than a traditional four-year college program.
Plus, with approximately 15,000 new skilled trades openings expected every year in Michigan through 2024, and an annual median salary of over $51,000, your son or daughter could be starting a career and making good money in no time.

We encourage you to visit Going-PRO, and hope it’s part of a consideration process that leads to a very bright future.

Best Regards,
Roger Curtis
Director of the Department of Talent and Economic Development

Brian J. Whiston
State Superintendent



Find opportunities for apprenticeships

U.S. Department of Labor

High School Scholarships for trade schools in Michigan

Imagine America offers scholarships for trade schools in Michigan.  The schools listed below participate in the program.  Take a look at these 2 schools to see if either might be a good fit for you or your student.  If these schools interest you, request information from them.  Remember to ask them about the Imagine America scholarship program as well. 

Carnegie Institute (Troy, MI) - Healthcare Industry related positions, such as Cardiology Technician, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Business Specialist. 

MIAT College of Technology (Canton, MI) - Aviation, energy, global logistics & dispatch, HVACR & wind energy. 

What are you going to do after high school?

  • Looking for a successful career?
  • Looking to further your education with little or NO debt?
  • Considering a career in advanced manufacturing, construction or skilled trades?

If the answer is YES, Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+) may be just the program for you!  MAP+ steps & deadlines

Other helpful links that may provide information on this career path:

My Next Move

Must Careers

Michigan Apprenticeship

Macomb Community College