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Free Home Repair Demos at Randolph CTC This Weekend

Come join us for our S.T.E.A.M.Y winter event at Randolph Career and Technical Center.

Saturday, March 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
RSVP online

Explore the innovative Skilled Trades and Business programs at Randolph CTC and be amazed as you preview firsthand our Tiny House and Solar Paneling Project!  In addition, while touring the facility, learn about our new, state of the art programs starting in fall of 2017.

  • Learn the math and science behind our Skilled Trades and Business programs.
  • Practice being a Master Builder in training as you explore hands on activities.
  • Learn how Solar Panels work and practice building a circuit.

Free home repair demos open to parents and the community, conducted by Randolph CTC staff. Randolph Career and Technical Center is located at 17101 Hubbell Street, Detroit, MI 48235 l (313) 494-7100

DPS’ Career and Technical Education Department host state appointed officials to showcase student work and robust curriculum

Detroit Public Schools showcased four of its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers on Friday, March 11, during a legislative lunch at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center. The event showcased a variety of CTE programs at DPS high schools, specializing in curriculum ranging from aerodynamics to emergency medical technician course work. Students who participate in the District’s CTE programs are learning skills to prepare them for workforce entry and college readiness. In many instances, students have the opportunity to advance into the examination phase of their desired industry and begin working upon completion of those requirements. Dozens of state appointed officials attended the event to learn more about DPS’ career and college readiness opportunities and meet the students who will soon be

DPS High Schools offer Detroit 8th grade students career path options from medical to musical and more

New High School Open House Series tailored for 8th grade students

Detroit Public Schools launched this month a NEW initiative to ensure Detroit 8th grade students can explore the District’s High Schools before the spring Enrollment period to allow parents/guardians and their children to make the best decision possible for their High School of choice. All Detroit 8th grade students graduating in June 2016 are welcome to attend these fun and engaging events.

Dozens of DPS families attended the Career and Technical Education enrollment fairs on Wednesday, March 25

Detroit Public Schools spotlighted the district’s Career and Technical Education offerings during an after-school enrollment fair at the district’s four Career and Technical Centers on Wednesday, March 25. Visitors experienced hands-on experience in construction trades at A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High School, the renowned Culinary Arts Program at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, free health screenings by health professionals and students at Crockett Career and Technical Center and took test flights at Davis Aerospace Technical High School’s in-school flight simulator and more! Families seeking to apply for spots in these schools should apply at the school building site for the 2015-16 school year. The Open Enrollment Period for all schools is April 18-May 1 and include additional opportunities to visit and learn

School of the Week: Randolph Career and Technical Center, where students BUILD their own futures!

When Ricardo Smith, program manager of Electricity Construction at Randolph Career and Technical Center, heard about Mike Ilitch’s plan to build a hockey arena and entertainment complex in downtown Detroit, he immediately thought of Randolph’s students… and jobs. Randolph CTC, which is adjacent to Renaissance High School on a sprawling complex of schools on Detroit’s Northwest side, prepares its students for careers in the construction trades industry. The school offers courses in plumbing and pipefitting, heating ventilation and air-conditioning, electricity, painting and decorating, carpentry, masonry, computer-aided drafting and interior furnishings. “What students learn here is not something to fall back on,” Smith said. “It’s a career. There are very wealthy people who have retired from a career in construction trades.”

Randolph CTC & Drew students work together to make raised Garden Beds

During DPS Go Green Week, Donald Carter, DPS Garden Bed Project Supervisor, and Mark Knight, Carpentry Teacher, worked with students from both Randolph Career and Technical Center and Drew Transition Center on constructing raised Garden Beds. As part of the Detroit School Garden Collaborative, sponsored by the DPS Office of School Nutrition, over 40 school sites across the district have raised garden beds, rain water collection systems, gravel walkways and training centers. The goal of the Garden Collaborative program is to increase access to healthy foods for all students, improve nutrition and reduce childhood obesity, increase the nutrient density of school meals and establish school-based gardens.

Over 1,000 Students Attend Construction Science Expo to Experience Construction/Engineering Careers

The Michigan Design & Construction Coalition, Black Caucus Foundation of Detroit, Michigan Department of Transportation and Detroit Public Schools hosted the 2nd Annual Construction Science Expo at Randolph Career and Technical Center on May 22, 2012. The goal behind the event was to promote a drug-free educational experience and highlight construction/engineering careers as an option for students once they graduate from high school. Students in grades 7-12, who have signed a drug-free pledge, attended the event to engage in hands-on masonry, carpentry and electrical work, and were able to operate heavy construction equipment. The students rotated through various skilled trade sessions including electronics, HVAC, carpentry, masonry and plumbing. Students also viewed displays and demonstrations of engineering excellence, and performed skits

Students at Randolph Career and Technical Center help to Preserve Historic Fort Wayne and Belle Isle

Detroit Public Schools is proud to recognize the A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical Center for its efforts to restore and rehabilitate Historic Fort Wayne and Belle Isle through the Randolph Historic Preservation Trades Project. The project is a collaboration between the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN), the City of Detroit Historic District Advisory Board, and the A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical Center. The initiative was launched during the 2006-2007 academic school year, and continues this year thanks to grant funding from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). The intent behind the project is to provide hands-on classroom experience in the areas of Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology through the preservation of