Student Services

Student Handbook

  • Career and Personal Counseling

  • Computerized Student Records

  • Job Placement Assistance

  • On-the-Job Learning Experiences

  • Remedial Math & Reading Assistance

  • Coordinate Articulation Agreements with local Colleges and Universities

  • Skill and Aptitude Assessment

  • Individual Education Plans to Meet Specific Student Needs

  • Assist in Employability Skills Education and Resume Preparation


  • Mrs. Keri Severt, Counselor
    Ph: 989.673.5300, ext. 30308
    Email:ksevert@tuscolaisd.org

    Keri


    Mr. Craig Searight, Counselor
    Ph: 989.673.5300, ext. 30322
    Email:csearight@tuscolaisd.org

    Craig

    Two licensed professional counselors serve the students at the Tuscola Technology Center. Among the services they provide are:

    • Educational counseling - class selection as well as post-secondary opportunities, financial aid information, college, military

    • Career counseling - making career decisions, understanding Career Pathways, interpreting assessments, location information on specific careers

    • Personal counseling - problem solving, coping skills, managing anger/emotions/stress/relationships/grief

    • Group training - career planning, portfolio development, scholarships

    • Literature - education, career, life skills

    • Annual College Night

    • Coordinate support for Special Populations students


    The Tuscola Technology Center seeks to provide a seamless transition for Special Populations student.Among the categories of Special Populations served at the Tuscola Technology Center are:

    Students with disabilities (LD, EI, EMI, POHI, HI, VI, etc.)

    Students with economic or educational disadvantages

    Students pursuing non-traditional careers

    Students who are single parents

    Students who are juvenile offenders


    Support given to these students includes educational and career counseling, a plan for setting and achieving career goals, academic support and remediation from out Special Populations support staff, opportunities for work experience and co-op employment, and transition counseling from Michigan Rehabilitation Services where applicable. Many of these students go on to post-high school training and skilled employment as a result of successful intervention.


    The PLC offers students a variety of opportunities and information, including:

    • A place to receive reading and/or math remediation or support

    • Support for making up work missed during an absence

    • College catalogs

    • Career Cruising

    • Career and portfolio information

    • Assistive devices, including books on tape and the Kurzweil reader.



    Ms. Connie Albrecht
    Placement Coordinator
    Ph: 989.673.5300, ext. 30309
    Email:calbrecht@tuscolaisd.org

    Connie

    The Tuscola Technology Center is able to provide job placement assistance to all students. TTC job placement assistance is designed to help find full-time, part-time or temporary jobs. The TTC placement effort is composed of program instructors who take an active placement role for each of their students and a Placement Coordinator who coordinates all placement efforts.

    On-the-job training opportunities may include:

    • Job Shadowing - Short-term usually a one to two day experience. Students have the opportunity to see what it is like to work in an occupation. Job shadowing is a non-paid experience.

    • Work Experience - May be paid or non-paid and last anywhere from a few days to three weeks. This activity is also designed to give students an idea of what working in the occupation is actually like. Work experience may lead to the hiring of a student into a co-op position.

    • Co-op - Work-based learning opportunity available to students after they have completed instruction in a particular career area. Students work in a position related to their classroom instruction. They are paid for their co-op positions and also receive additional training at the work site.

    • Apprenticeship - Program which gives students the chance to learn a skill from the best professionals in the business. Their pay scale is predetermined based on a percentage of what a journeyman would make. Apprenticeships vary in length from one to five years and are combined with classroom instruction that leads to a college degree. During the apprenticeship, the employer pays for the students wages and college classes. There are over 800 apprentice occupations.

    • High school credit is given to all students for their work-based learning experiences.