Hillsdale County ISD

Kids First!

Hillsdale Area Career Center
279 Industrial Drive
Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
Office Phone:   517-437-3729
Fax:   517-437-3743

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.

 Our Missions
  • 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 | judy.kochendorfer@hillsdale-isd.org

Kevin Leonard - Principal/Counselor
279 Industrial Dr. Hillsdale, MI 49242 | 517-437-0990 x175 | kevin.leonard@hillsdale-isd.org
Brenda Frank - HACC Office Secretary
279 Industrial Dr. Hillsdale, MI 49242 | 517-437-0990 x183 | brenda.frank@hillsdale-isd.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.