Career and Technical Education
Career and technical education programs provide students with the opportunity to acquire skills necessary for successful career entry, advancement and/or continuing education. These skills are transferable as well as job specific and basic to students’ general education, providing them with the foundation for life-long learning.
The Career and Technical Education division includes the Hillsdale Workforce Development & Technology Center, Hillsdale Student Homebuilding Program, Career Preparation System, and work-based learning programs.
- The mission of the Tech Center is to provide Hillsdale County with a flexible system of education and training for the development and technological advancement of the workforce.
Contact the Career & Technical Education Division
Judy Kochendorfer - Director of Vocational Education
310 W. Bacon St. Hillsdale, MI 49242 | 517-437-0990 x104 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Leonard - Principal/Counselor
279 Industrial Dr. Hillsdale, MI 49242 | 517-437-0990 x175 | email@example.com
Brenda Frank - HACC Office Secretary
279 Industrial Dr. Hillsdale, MI 49242 | 517-437-0990 x183 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Other services of the Career and Technical Education Division include:
Technical assistance to local districts for vocational and career education.
Coordination of vocational education planning within the Intermediate School District.
Coordination of data collection and reporting activities relating to vocational education and career education.
Development of training programs and partnerships with business and industry.
Technical community education offerings in manufacturing, CAD and computer software.