It is the mission of the St. Joseph County EDGE to create, retain and expand employment as well as provide resources for economic vitality that directly benefit our existing and future job creators. We strive to attract and develop talent, while supporting and promoting the St. Joseph County "Quality of Life".
Career and Technical Education(CTE) in St. Joseph County, MI is making a comeback. In a time where the workforce is extremely short on skilled labor, the county is continuing to grow students to fill these roles. There are currently 568 high school students in a CTE course in St. Joseph County. These courses are Agricultural Science, Automotive, Building Trades, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Coding, Computer Networking, Graphics, Marketing, Medical Occupations, and Welding. There are more programs to come soon. These students are learning a skill they will be able to use the rest of their lives whether they go on to college or start a career in the field they are studying. Students can take multiple different CTE courses to explore what they really like to do when they "Go Pro".
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