Office of Career and Technical Education
Brian L. Pyles, Ph.D., Director
OCTE oversees high school instructional programs that teach students skills in a specific career cluster. Most programs offer early college credit opportunities to provide a seamless transition to postsecondary education. The mission of the office is to prepare students so they have the necessary academic, technical, and work behavior skills to enter, compete, and advance in education and their careers.
Career Readiness Unit
Joanne Mahony, Ph.D., Supervisor
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 517-335-0405
The Career Readiness Unit is responsible for providing leadership to the federal Perkins grant, including professional development and technical assistance activities. Staff review, approve, monitor and provide support for Career and Technical Education programs, Early Middle College programs, work-based learning and work permits.
Grants, Assessments, Monitoring, and Evaluation Unit
Jill Kroll, Ph.D., Supervisor
Email: email@example.com; 517-241-4354
The Grants, Assessments, Monitoring, and Evaluation (GAME) Unit is responsible for collecting and reporting data, data evaluation, research activities, funding formulas, technical skill assessments and monitoring for state and federal grant programs.
Early Middle College Unit
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 517-241-2072
The Early Middle College Unit is responsible for screening and approving new Early Middle College applications, providing technical assistance workshops to Early Middle Colleges, hosting personalized coaching and support sessions for Early Middle College design teams, mining data for Early Middle Colleges, monitoring rules surrounding Early Middle College implementation, and delivering presentations at conferences regarding the Early Middle College movement in Michigan.
Michigan Career Development Model
Michigan Career Pathways Alliance Related Information
- 2020 Excellence in Practice Award Announcement
- OCTE Quick Reference
- Perkins V
- Michigan Career Development Model Information
- CTE PLAYBOOK - Going PRO in Michigan
- CTE Administrator Manual
- OCTE Staff Directory
- CTE Professional Development Events Calendar
- Area Career and Technical Education Programs
- Career Education Planning District Map
- 61b/Early Middle College Information