Big Congratulations to Clare- Gladwin RESD and Saginaw ISD!

What were you doing on January 24th, 2018??

…… Clare-Gladwin RESD and Saginaw ISD were celebrating their Michigan Department of Education awards!

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released a press release January 24th, 2018, awarding $5 million dollars to districts to expand CTE programs, opportunities, equipment, employer partnerships to help students gain valuable career technical skills.

This award will help the intermediate school districts:

“To obtain equipment to expand career and technical education programs in manufacturing with an emphasis on mechatronics, computer numerical control matching, and welding.” – (Michigan Department of Education, 2018)

State Superintendent Brian Whiston hopes,

“The grant will help students mo schools modernize, with the guidance from local partners who know the skills –an equipment needed to be successful today and moving forward….” – (MDE, 2018)


Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District was awarded $400,000 to purchase equipment for welding and advanced integrated manufacturing labs. The equipment will be housed by Mid-Michigan Community College.

Saginaw Intermediate School District was awarded $230,000 to create county-wide cybersecurity CTE program. Students will gain college credits at Delta College’s Cybersecurity Program. Their proposal includes:

  • Hosting career days
  • Camps focused on computer science and many other career paths


Let’s all give a big congratulations to these two school districts for pushing the needle a little further in STEM education!