Students attend Golightly Career and Technical Center for two years enrolling in grades 10th and 11th. Sixteen program offerings provide career planning and training for jobs that match their interests and abilities.
Second-year students participate in a five-week entrepreneurial class, which explores the various aspects of Business Management.
Practicum, internships, scholarships and cooperative education experiences are available. Preparation and financial aid assistance are provided for entrance into higher education/college. Students who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.
Business and Technology: Academy of Finance, Academy of Travel and Tourism, Call Center, Computer Graphics/Publishing Technology, Photography and Academy of Information Technology.
Hospitality and Food Services: Baking and Pastry Arts, Diversified Hospitality and Food Services, Meatcutting and Charcuterie.
Buffet schedule: Golightly CTC Buffet Schedule flyer for 2013-14
Trade and Industry: Agriscience, Automotive Body Repair, Automotive Service Technology, Computer Aided Drafting/Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Law Enforcement and Mass Communication.
We believe learning in the Career and Technical Center is enhanced by hands-on training, up-to-date equipment and an industrial-driven curriculum that is supported by business/industry leaders.
Golightly Career and Technical Center, partnered with parents, businesses, industry partners and the community, will successfully prepare all students in a technologically advanced facility to compete in a global workforce.
Just as all schools should, Golightly will establish and communicate a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of our school. Golightly provides governance and leadership that promotes student performance and school effectiveness, as well as a research-based curriculum and instructional methods that facilitate achievement for all students. Golightly enacts a comprehensive assessment system that monitors and comments on performance and uses these results to improve student performance and school effectiveness. We have the resources and services to support our vision and purpose to ensure achievement for all students.
The Name We Honor
The Cornelius Lacy Golightly Vocational/Technical Center opened in September 1982. It was named in honor of Cornelius Lacy Golightly, the first Black President of the Detroit Board of Education. It is located on the corner of Jefferson and Dickerson and serves as the “Beacon” and the educational cornerstone for the Jefferson-Chalmers Community. The Center opened the door to further growth and development in the community. The Golightly Center was renamed Golightly Career and Technical Center to reflect an increased emphasis on the progression of K-12 professional training, which includes the integration of academic education.
Commitment to College Success
Golightly Career and Technical Center is committed to preparing students for college and other post-secondary educational opportunities. With our educators, counselors and support staff, students will have a wide range of technical training, academic enrichment and resources. Our students also receive leadership training, competitive practice opportunities as well as practicum and internships. Students are awarded scholarships from business partners and receive cooperative education experiences to assist in their college preparation.
School of the Week: Golightly Career and Technical Center!
Posted on November 5, 2012
Roasted duck on a crostini. Herb-roasted chicken with fresh rosemary and cherry tomatoes. Tilapia with lemon dill sauce and fresh-sliced lemon and parsley.
Those were some of the tantalizing items on the menu at the 30th Anniversary Celebration and Buffet at Golightly Career and Technical Center on Friday, November 2, showcasing the Culinary Arts Department’s offerings.
But make no mistake that the full menu of career and technical offerings at Golightly Career and Technical Center goes far beyond Culinary Arts.
Golightly CTC is one of four Career and Technical Centers in Detroit Public Schools. The center, which recently honored its 30th anniversary during a day-long celebration entitled “Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence,” prepares 10-12th graders within the district and non-district students for college and career readiness in technical professions for the 21st Century.
The program offerings are geared toward high-wage, trend-setting jobs that provide career planning and training to match students’ interests and abilities. All programs, which are free, are both college-prep and career-ready, said Center Director Betty Edwards.
“The old misnomer is that students come to a career tech center because they can’t do anything else, but that’s not true” she said, adding that 95 percent or more of the students who attend graduate and pursue post-secondary education.
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