High School juniors and seniors throughout Saginaw County have the opportunity to 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 to become lifelong learners. Programs also provide academic, technical, and employability skills with rigorous, integrated, and sequenced programs of study and career pathways. There are over 19 programs available at the Saginaw Career Complex (SCC) and other local school districts in Saginaw County. 

  • CTE connects students to career and college opportunities.

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

  • CTE students are able to earn high school and college credits simultaneously.

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


The M-46 Talent Consortium is a group of 72 organizations committed to developing talent opportunities and pathways for all people, primarily in Saginaw and Muskegon counties, with a specific focus on providing our youth with the experiences and opportunities they need to find their career passion. In 2018, the group was awarded a grant of over $6 million from Michigan’s Marshall Plan for Talent which recognizes outstanding partnerships between educators, employers, and other key stakeholders whose goal is to improve the state’s talent pipeline. Over $5 million of those grant dollars stay in Saginaw County.


Each of the programs offered at SCC link 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 they are getting a head start on preparing for a career. Students enrolled in CTE programs at SCC have the opportunity to earn FREE college credit, upon successful completion of certain 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. Take a moment to hear about the Experience from a parents perspective.