Inland Lakes and business leaders look to expand offerings for students
INDIAN RIVER — In an attempt to offer more opportunities for students enrolled at Inland Lakes Schools, the Inland Lakes Educational Foundation recently hosted a workshop to discuss expanding and improving current partnerships.
The workshop was open to local business leaders, Inland Lakes Schools district administrators, and district Career, Technical and Professional (CTP) post-secondary educators. Attendees brainstormed what programs and partnership opportunities are currently being offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors in the school district.
"The goal is continued development of Career, Technical and Professional certifications and other credentialing opportunities to prepare our students for these high-demand, high-paying careers, most available right here in our community," said Lisa LaPrairie, Inland Lakes Educational Foundation trustee.
LaPrairie said by utilizing local resources, such as Alpena Community College and Michigan Works, high school students are able to learn career skills they need for a professional CTP job right after graduating from Inland Lakes.
"We're excited about the current CTP programs and those in the works at (Inland Lakes High School)," said LaPrairie. "Thank you to Alpena Community College, Michigan Works, local business owners, Inland Lakes Secondary administrators, and Vivio's Restaurant for making this meeting a success."
Any past or present graduate of Inland Lakes Schools who are interested in earning a Career, Technical and Professional grant or higher education scholarship are encouraged to contact Inland Lakes Dean of Students Kay Bunker. These grants and scholarships can be used toward a degree, certificate, certifications or license.
More information on the Inland Lakes college and career offerings can be found at inlandlakescollegecareer.weebly.com. A form to contact Bunker can be filled out on this website.
This article originally appeared on Cheboygan Daily Tribune: Inland Lakes and business leaders look to expand offerings for students