Gov. Snyder explores CTE programs at local school

ISHPEMING — Governor Snyder made a stop at Ishpeming High School today to learn about the CTE programs offered to students and to get a firsthand look at a current project.

Teachers and members of local schools in Marquette County informed the Governor on the ‘Hematite’s Building Better Neighborhoods’ program and their collaborative goal of improving houses in the area. Students showed Governor Snyder the work that they have been doing with a tour of one of the homes currently being renovated.

Snyder mentioned the Career Pathways Alliance, which was created to support professional trades through providing additional dollars to similar programs and finding more options for students to explore.

“We’ve got so many open jobs in Michigan today that require additional skills. I prefer to call them the professional skills, whether that be construction, welding, plumbing, electrical, they all go together and are outstanding career opportunities. They are great things that need to have more of our young people learn about and get involved in these great programs. Its been exciting to learn about several great programs in this area in these different fields, keep it up and grow them,” said Governor, Rick Snyder.

With different economic opportunities throughout the U.P., Snyder spoke about the importance of continuing to find new areas for these skills to be applied, such as welding with manufacturing.