Saginaw Intermediate School District (ISD) would like to celebrate and recognize the more than 450 Saginaw Career Complex (SCC) students who participated in leadership opportunities and technical skill competitions through their Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). Students competed locally, regionally, and at the state and national levels for awards, scholarships, and industry-related tools. They enhanced their technical skills and developed character, confidence, and employability skills through competition, creating a well-defined and skilled talent pipeline. Students must place first at the State Competitions to represent Michigan at the National level. Each program competition and student participants are described below. 

BPA (Business Professionals of America)
Landon Freier, an Information Technology and Cybersecurity student won third place in the nation for Virtual Application Design. Alexander Hergenreder, Hunter Krause, Joshua Weir, and Devin Estrada placed third in the country for Virtual Multimedia and Promotion as a team. They competed in Anaheim, California, in April. Congratulations to the students and instructor, Josh Fabera!

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
Congratulations to Alexandria DeMitchell and Halaway Gilmore, both seniors and second-year students in the Entrepreneurship Academy. They represented SCC in the Integrated Marketing Campaign competitive event at the DECA International Leadership Conference and Competition in Orlando, Florida. They qualified for this event earlier this year, earning the coveted "DECA Glass" at the Michigan DECA State Conference. Congratulations to Alexandria, Halaway, Entrepreneurship Academy Instructor, and DECA Advisor Rachael DeVries!

FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)
Ethan Williams, a student in the Careers in Education program, will represent the state of Michigan in July as he competes in the Early Childhood competition. Good luck to Ethan and his teacher, Connie Griffore!

Emma Pappas, Emma Dupuis, and Te'Arika Miree traveled to Washington, DC, in May to share their restaurant concept of a loaded fries food truck with judges at their Management competition for ProStart. They placed eighth in the nation! Congratulations to these students and their teachers, Julie Ivan and Juls Hoffman!

This year, over 130 students signed up to compete in SkillsUSA, 62 advanced to states, and 12 won first place to represent Michigan and the Saginaw Career Complex at the National SkillsUSA Competition in Atlanta, GA, in June. We wish the students and their teachers, Julie Ivan, Juls Hoffman, Elizabeth Stuber, Sean Connors, Mike Wiltse, and Matthew Berchert, good luck!

NamePlaceCategoryLocal School
Kamryn Chasnis1stCulinaryHeritage
Danielle Harding1stCommercial BakingValley Lutheran
Karalynn Watkins 1stEmployment ApplicationCarrollton
Emma Pappas1stExtemporaneousMerrill
Paige Newvine1stJob Interview Heritage
Thomas Ursay1stJob Demo ABirch Run
Cameron Acha1stCommunity ServiceHeritage
Kaitlyn Pittman1stCommunity ServiceValley Lutheran
Noah Spannagel1stCommunity ServiceSt. Charles
Lucas Hildebrandt1stAmerican SpiritFreeland
Kyleigh Torrez 1stAmerican SpiritHeritage
Julia Mauer1stAmerican SpiritFrankenmuth

About CTE at Saginaw ISD

High School juniors and seniors throughout Saginaw County can experience their future through Career and Technical Education (CTE)! CTE programs provide students with hands-on skills, real-life experiences, and the technical training necessary to succeed in future careers and become lifelong learners. Programs also offer academic, technical, and employability skills with rigorous, integrated, and sequenced study and career pathways programs. There are over 19 programs available at the Saginaw Career Complex (SCC) and other local school districts in Saginaw County. To learn more, click here.

  • CTE connects students to career and college opportunities.

  • CTE creates a pool of talented workers for local employers.

  • CTE students can earn high school and college credits simultaneously.

  • Through articulated college courses, industry certifications, and licenses, CTE saves students and families money.

CTE Services at Saginaw Career Complex

Each program offered at SCC links learning with earning by teaching skills that help prepare students for college, advanced technical training, or skilled entry-level work. In addition to learning in real-world, technology-rich labs, students can earn industry certifications that give them a head start in preparing for high-skill, high-wage careers. This diverse group shares the common goal of career success and is getting a head start on preparing for a career. Students enrolled in CTE programs at SCC can earn FREE college credit upon successfully completing specific requirements and instructor approval. At the same time, academic credit can be earned to Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements for CTE, English, Math, Science, Visual, Performing & Applied Arts, and Online Experience, depending on the program.