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Michigan Career & Technical Institute graduated more than 200 students last school year

Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021
Media Contact: Elyse Walter, 517-449-9731

PLAINWELL, Mich.-The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) graduated 207 students during their 2020-2021 school year. The school hosted a student recognition/graduation ceremony at its campus in Plainwell on Aug. 31 to honor 64 graduating students from the summer school term.

MCTI delivers in-demand training programs that provide Michiganders with disabilities the credentials they need to access competitive integrated employment and enhance independence.

A portion of the summer term graduates* were recognized at this week's event (listed by county):

Allegan: Spencer Brooks, Machine Technology; Ciearria Hunter, Certified Nursing Assistant
Antrim: Wessley Gotts, Retail Marketing
Benzie: Hope Adams, Retail Marketing
Calhoun: Lateria Clayborn, Certified Nursing Assistant
Cass: Kaylee Morse, Certified Nursing Assistant
Houghton: Kellie Hallesy, Certified Nursing Assistant
Ingham: Howard Andry, Industrial Electronics; Austin McCormick, Custodial; Bruce Roberts-Hicks, Construction
Isabella: John-James Konkus, Automotive Technology
Kent: Joel Amado-Molina, Construction
Leelanau: Guillermo Martinez-Serrano Jr, Machine Technology
Lenawee: Jesse Sumner, Certified Nursing Assistant
Livingston: Maurice Coman, Retail Marketing
Macomb: Edgar Pena, Certified Nursing Assistant; Kavyn Thomas, Custodial
Mecosta: Sabrina Mapes, Certified Nursing Assistant
Montcalm: Lino Garcia-Cuautle, Custodial
Oakland: Andis Ishmakej, Automotive Technology; Samuel Lopez, Machine Technology; Caitlin Pangle, Certified Nursing Assistant
Oceana: Deana Chamberlain, Machine Technology
Shiawassee: Kayla Spiece, Certified Nursing Assistant 
Washtenaw: Benjamin Raymond, Machine Technology; Mathias McIntyre, Machine Technology
Wayne: Savannah Bankston-Ashenhurst, Retail Marketing; Brett Davis-Miller, Commercial Printing

*List of graduates includes only those who provided permission to share their name.

Students may enroll in one of MCTI's 13 technical training programs, including automotive technology, cabinet making/millwork, certified nurse assistant, commercial printing, construction, culinary arts, custodial, grounds maintenance/landscaping, industrial electronics, information technology, machine technology, pharmacy technician and retail marketing.

The school offers a variety of on campus supports and activities, including but not limited to sports and recreation, housing, student government and much more. Additional information about MCTI is available by visiting

MCTI is a division of Michigan Rehabilitation Services within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Their programs support Governor Whitmer's Sixty by 30 goal, offering the opportunity to earn a degree or credential and boosting the percentage of working-age adults with a degree or certificate to 60% by the year 2030.