Buchanan CTE programs get $100k grant from State of Michigan

BUCHANAN, Mich. -- Career and Technical Education classes at Buchanan High School got a financial boost in the form of a $100,000 grant from the State of Michigan, the school announced Wednesday.

"This significant grant will empower the CTE Department to make substantial enhancements to its programs, offering students an enriched and hands-on learning experience," said Executive Administrative Assistant Michelle Munyon.

The State of Michigan awards 61c Equipment Grants for state-approved CTE programs throughout Michigan.

The school says the funds will be used to buy "essential equipment tailored to specific CTE programs, ensuring that students receive state-of-the-art resources to prepare them for real-world challenges."

The following items are among those slated for acquisition:

  • Automotive Technology: A new four-post lift for enhanced practical learning and automotive skills development.
  • Business Management Administration: An Interactive SmartBoard to facilitate dynamic and engaging classroom sessions.
  • CISCO (Computer Information Systems and Networking): Industry-Specific Smart Racks to provide students with hands-on experience in networking.
  • Cosmetology: Electrical Kits and Shear Sets to bolster practical training in cosmetology.
  • Digital Multimedia: Large scale printer to support high-quality and large-format printing for multimedia projects.
  • Sports Medicine: Interactive Anatomage Table for a cutting-edge learning experience in sports medicine.

"This grant is a testament to Buchanan High School's commitment to providing students with access to top-notch resources that will prepare them for success in their chosen career paths," Munyon said. "The CTE Department looks forward to implementing these improvements, fostering an environment of innovation and excellence."

Superintendent Patricia Robinson and CTE Director, Mark Frey expressed their gratitude, stating, "This grant is a game-changer for our CTE Department. It allows us to elevate our programs and ensure that our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for success in their future careers."

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