Career & Technical Education

Hiring Fair

You love what you do. Sharing that love can translate into a lifelong career for a Detroit Public Schools Community District Student. Come teach your passion as a highly-qualified, experienced, industry-trained professional and help us put our students on the pathway to success.

This specialized fair, a first for the Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE), aims to recruit people interested in teaching their passion to students enrolled in CTE programs. Current program openings are available in the following:

  • Agriscience
  • Automotive Services
  • Aviation
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Management
  • CNC Machining
  • Construction Trades
  • Culinary Arts
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Mechatronics/Robotics
  • Networking/Information Technology
  • Radio/TV
  • Welding
  • Work-Based Coordinators

Learn More at our Hiring Fair

Location: Randolph Career and Technical Center

Date & Time: April 26, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

For more information call (313) 873-4480

CTE instructional positions require valid/appropriate State of Michigan CTE credentials or qualifying work experience

Student Offerings

We offer career training at four centers, and at our district’s high schools. The career centers and related programs are:

Breithaupt CTC, 9300 Hubbell Street

  • Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • Cosmetology
  • Automotive Service and Collision Repair
  • Mechatronics / Robotics
  • Welding

Crockett CTC

Health Sciences – Medical Assisting and Nurse Aid

Golightly CTC, 900 Dickerson Street

  • Academy of Information Technology
  • CNC Machining
  • Hospitality and Food Services, Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Public Safety/Homeland Security
  • Computer Graphics & Printing Technology
  • Flight Training and Aviation Technology

Randolph CTC, 17101 Hubbell Street

  • Agri-Science
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Pipefitting
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Computer Automated Design (CAD)
  • Marketing
  • Welding

We also have Career and Technical Education programs located inside of our high schools. The programs include, but are not limited to the following: business management, firefighting, marketing, computer graphics, printing, networking/information technology, radio and television. High schools offering these programs include Cass Tech, Cody MCH, Communication Media Arts, Detroit School of Arts, Detroit Collegiate Prep, East English Village, Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, Mumford, and Southeastern.

What are the benefits of teaching at Detroit Public Schools Community District?

As a DPSCD teacher, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the lives of students to prepare them for successful futures. Professional development, excellent health, vision, dental and retirement benefits, as well as summer months off, are some of the many perks of working at DPSCD.

What are you looking for in a CTE teacher?

If you are passionate about your skills and want to share them with high school students, you should strongly consider joining DPSCD. We are looking for individuals who love what they do and enjoy imparting that knowledge to others. You will also have opportunities to grow and learn in your role as a teacher who is helping students realize their full potential.

I have an employment background in one of the program areas but do not have a teacher certificate. Are there opportunities for me to teach in a CTE program?

Yes. While the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requires teachers to have valid CTE teaching credentials, candidates who present valid employment of 4,000 hours of recent and relevant industry experience may quality for an annually authorized (AOA) credential. There are also other alternative routes to obtaining a teaching credential.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Contact Arese Robinson, Enrollment and Retention Specialist at (313) 873-4480.

About Career and Technical Education

CTE gives high school students the chance to start preparing for college and careers.  CTE students will learn how core school subjects like math, science, and writing are used in real life.  CTE students are able to participate in hand-on training and gain real world experience through job shadowing and internships.  Many programs offer the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications, which assists in the students chosen pathway of college and/or careers.

We offer career and technical education at four career and technical schools—Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, Crockett Career and Technical Center, Golightly Career and Technical Center and Randolph Career and Technical Center but we also provide career and tech education at many of our schools.

The district offers our students programs in 13 different industry areas:

CTE students are introduced to a variety of careers, along with the requirements for entry, such as a high school diploma, professional certification, college degree or more. College options are also presented, and in most cases, CTE coursework can be translated into college credit.

CTE students receive college and career exploration through work-based learning, job shadowing, college & career fairs, conferences and competitions is also part of the CTE approach.

In order to ensure an optimal level of technical skill attainment for every CTE student, we provide:

  • College and career transition opportunities for our students
  • Integrated curriculum of applied academic instruction
  • Training and instruction using the latest industry technology


Work-Based Learning Forms

Articulation Agreements