Career & Technical Education Programs

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." -William Jennings Bryan

Below you will find information on Career & Technical Education, OSTC, our School-to-Work program and Xello.

Contact Information for CTE

Contact Information for School-to-Work

Bonnie Engel
Milford High
School-to-Work Coordinator
Bonnie Engel
Lakeland High
School-to-Work Coordinator

Each year, Huron Valley Schools offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and training services. The programs are offered under the guidance of certified teachers, counselors, and a cooperative education coordinator.

CTE Programming

Below you will find the various CTE programming offered in Huron valley Schools.

PDF DocumentCareer Pathway Progression
PDF DocumentCareer Readiness Activities in HVS (2019-20)
PDF DocumentCareer Focused Education Course Programming (2019-20)

Employment Opportunities

Below are resources highlighting local employment information in both Michigan and Oakland County.

Detroit Area Employment (June 2020)
Oakland County's Emerging Job Sectors (June 2019)
Michigan's Hot 50 through 2028

Career Pathways


Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) Courses:

  • Agriscience and Environmental Technologies
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts and Hospitality
  • Cyber Security
  • Energy snf Electrical Technologies
  • Engineering and Emerging Technologies - Machining
  • Engineering and Emerging Technologies - Mechatronics
  • Engineering and Emerging Technologies - Welding
  • Entrepreneurship and Advanced Marketing
  • Health Sciences
  • Medium Heavy Truck and Equipment
  • Visual Imaging
OSTC Sessions:

Morning: 7:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Afternoon: 11:20 AM - 1:50 PM


Southwest Campus
1000 Beck Road
Wixom, Michigan 48393
(248) 668-5600


Courses are open to 11th and 12th grade students. Students are assigned to the Center by their home school counselors. Students spend two and one-half hours per day, five days per week at the Center. They may be on the bus en route for another half-hour. The other half day is spent in the home high school. Student's will receive 1-1/2 credits per semester for a successfully completed class. 

Area Center Programs are Designed For:

  • Students who are planning to go into the work force directly from high school.
  • Students who plan on attending 4-year colleges and also realize that they should not leave high school without a salable skill.
  • Students who are planning to enter technical level courses in state colleges, community colleges, or technical schools. 
  • Students who are planning to enter apprenticeship trades.


Students may drive to OSTC or they will be transported by bus from their home school to/from the center. Bus service will not be available from the home school to the student's home for OSTC students.

School-to-Work Programs

Job Shadowing: Students make a visit to a work site to explore an occupation.

Career Day: Students have an opportunity to hear business personnel & community members speak about their careers.

Co-Op and Career Internship: An opportunity for students to become involved in career exploration through a paid or volunteer placement at a job site.

Career Interviews: Students practice their interviewing skills with business personnel & community members.

We are always looking for parents and community members to host students at their place of business. Please contact the school coordinators if you are interested in volunteering for any of the programs listed above.

Please see the individual high school websites for more detailed information about the School-To-Work programs.

Beginning in 7th grade, students will utilize the software platform Xello to develop their Education Development Plans, or EDPs.  Students will complete interactive career, personality, and learning style assessments to help them better understand their unique interests, skills, and strengths. Each engaging assessment encourages reflection, helping students connect who they are with relevant career options.

Xello personalizes the experience for students by creating a shareable, online portfolio that showcases their interests, skills, and abilities. Profiles are easily updated as students gain new experiences, reflecting who they are every step of the way.

Students explore hundreds of career and college options that align with their assessment results. Engaging content written at a grade 6 level, rich photography, and real-world interviews provide an authentic glimpse into their future and the critical knowledge to make informed decisions and plans.

Student Sign-in Link

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Xello accounts are synced with HVS Google Accounts.  Log-in credentials will be the same as your HVS Google Account.  If you have questions about a Xello account, contact Nicholas Peruski.