Career Exploration: HS CTE Programs, Internships, Job Shadowing Experiences

Find a complete listing of CTE programs and classes available in Wayne County school districts where students can learn about a career, skilled trade, or technical skill that may lead to future employment. In addition, find internships and job shadowing experiences that will allow students to explore different careers.

Career & Technical Education

Listing of Districts Offering CTE Programs –  Provide students instruction and experience in the real-world application of academic skills, industry-based skill standards and interpersonal workplace skills and behaviors in order to become intern-ready for employment and/or post-secondary education. These programs also provide students the opportunity to earn college credit while in secondary CTE programs.

Listing of CTE programs in local high schools in Wayne County (outside of Detroit)

Listing of CTE programs in local high schools in Detroit

Internships & Job Shadowing Opportunities

General Motors Student Corp – 10-week summer internship program for high school students who will work with GM retirees and U-D students on community service projects while learning skills that will prepare them for college.

Grow Detroit’s Young Talent – Provides summer employment for students and those ages 14-21 along with work readiness training.

MDOT Metro Region Youth Development & Mentoring – Internships in areas such as civil engineering, road construction and transportation fields.

MI Bright Future –  Web resource that provides information on mentoring and job shadowing opportunities, along with internships.

Transportation and Civil Engineering Program (TRAC) Pipeline Internships – Summer Internships for 12th grade students who are in TRAC classes in high school.  Opportunities to work with MDOT civil engineers.