Career Technical Education Millage Information
Career and Technical Education provides job skills to high school juniors and seniors, allowing them to join work force after graduation. This may encourage students to pursue additional training and/or university/community college coursework, trade schools, or apprenticeships. CTE Prepares the Qualified Workforce for the future. https://www.acteonline.org/
When is the election?
· May 2, 2017
· Every precinct in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties, plus Seney Township in Schoolcraft County
· Absentee ballots available in late March - http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8728-21037--,00.html
· 1 mil for ten years
· This will produce $2,300,000 per year to establish and operate CTE programs for all EUP juniors and seniors
· $1 for every $1,000 of taxable value
· This is a regional millage for regional CTE programs for all of the EUP
· The funds can ONLY be spent to establish and operate classes and activities that are designed to prepare students for useful employment in recognized occupations. All funded programs will be open to all EUP stdents.
What makes CTE different?
· CTE Programs are required to have a local advisory board of employers to guide them
· CTE Programs articulate free credits upon program completion with community colleges and universities
· Many CTE programs offer Industry, State or National certifications to students
How does the EUPISD compare?
· EUPISD ranks 53rd out of 56 ISDs for regional support for programs
· All EUPISD taxes produce $404 per student
· Statewide average is $886 per student
· CTE millage ranges from 0 to 4.2 mils
· Passage would provide $336 per pupil for CTE programs
· Total would be $740 per pupil, still $146 below state average
· In the U. P. we are the lowest of all seven ISDs in mills and $/student
Total Regional Educational Mills for UP ISDs:
Why do we need it?
· Not everyone wants to or can afford to go to college
· Over 96,000 jobs unfilled in Michigan (www.mitalent.org) and severe lack of opportunities for young people in the EUP
· Competing for jobs and university placement with students who have had CTE opportunities
· 32 ISDs have CTE programs available for students funded by regional millage
· Provide training to provide skilled EUP workers
· Improve our local & regional economy
· Build relationships between employers and schools
Metaphoric Toilet & the Widening Skills Gap
Guest post by Mike Rowe, host of TV’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It and the founder of mikeroweWORKS, a campaign designed to reinvigorate the skilled trades.
Mike Rowe talkes about the skills gap and unemployment and how we need vocational training. (7 min)
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is astonishing. Currently, 5.6 million jobs are vacant. At a time when millions of capable people are unemployed, millions of good jobs exist for anyone willing to learn a skill that’s actually in demand. But no one is lining up to take these jobs. Why? Because We the People have convinced an entire generation that a whole category of critical vocations are simply not worth pursuing. Read the complete article HERE.