First semester this year was filled with learning curves as staff and students adjusted to virtual teaching practices. Programs were tasked with engaging their students in the curriculum via new and unfamiliar methods, mainly video conferencing. In an effort to prevent Zoom fatigue, many programs decided to create kits for students to work on while at home.
As of Jan. 19, students are back at OSTC-SE! Nine of our programs have returned to face-to-face instruction. Four days a week, students arrive, take off their coats, and hop right into the labs for the hands-on learning our campus is suited for. Each program is conducting interesting, action-oriented lessons aimed at preparing students for careers and post-secondary education.
Meet Peyton Maliszewski, a former Construction Technology student who is currently enrolled in the Welding program. Like many of our juniors, Peyton decided to return to OSTC-SE for his senior year in a different program.
Second year Health Sciences and Madison Heights student Faith Quevedo has recently received some game-changing news. Through hard work and academic achievement, she earned a scholarship toward a bachelors degree at Michigan State University, in human biology with a minor in pre-medicine studies. The scholarship will cover her tuition, as well as room and board, for four years at MSU.
On Nov. 24, 2020, our Engineering, Robotics, & Mechatronics instructor Steve Smitka received a letter from Governor Whitmer informing and congratulating him for being nominated for the 2021-2022 Michigan Teacher of the Year. Just recently Mr. Smitka learned of the very exciting news that he is among the candidates who have been chosen to advance to Part B of the selection process.
OSTC-SE is now accepting applications! The National Technical Honor Society is an educational non-profit that honors, recognizes, and empowers students and teachers in Career & Technical Education.
OSTC-SE’s Dean’s List is comprised of students who earned an A for their first semester grade, AND had the additional accomplishment of perfect attendance, attending every class with zero absences.
OSTC-SE hosted an experiential learning event that allowed students to simulate living on their own for a month in the real world. Teens actively discovered for themselves how their choices could affect their financial future as they make decisions on expenditures while balancing their budgets.