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June 12, 2018
THOMPSON M-TEC TO OFFER LIMITED NUMBER OF CNA CLASSES AT 70% DISCOUNT

Holland, MI- Thompson Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Holland, a service of Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, is offering 90-hour Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes to qualifying individuals for only $300 including the State of Michigan CNA certification test. 

May 31, 2018
YOUNG ADULT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS GRADUATE WITH LIFE AND WORK SKILLS

Holland, MI-Thirty students in the Young Adult Services (YAS) program, a service of Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD), celebrated their graduation from YAS during a ceremony at the Allendale High School Ceglarek Fine Arts Center on May 22.

Young Women graduating, happy with hands upYAS students on stage for graduationTwo YAS graduates with School directorYAS graduates sitting in a line down a hallway with cap and gown on

May 17, 2018
OAISD RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING

Holland, MI- The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) recently awarded Ottawa Area Intermediate School District with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended 2017.

May 8, 2018
HERMAN MILLER MARIGOLD LODGE HONORS CULINARY STUDENTS WHO TOOK TOP HONORS IN STATEWIDE COMPETITION

Holland, MI- Careerline Tech Center (CTC) students in the Pastry Arts and Baking and Culinary Arts programs attended a luncheon in their honor April 30 at the Herman Miller Marigold Lodge facility to learn about the variety of career opportunities available to them in the hospitality field and celebrate their wins in the Tabletop Design and Knowledge Bowl categories at the Michigan ProStart Competition hosted by the Michigan Restaurant Association Educational Support Foundation in Lansing on March 18 and 19.

students at lunch with chef muntterStudents standing around winning table scape entry

May 1, 2018
CTC STUDENTS SWEEP ART COMPETITION, ONE STUDENT CONTINUES ON TO NATIONAL COMPETITION

**UPDATED MAY 16**

Holland, MI- Careerline Tech Center Graphic Design student and Zeeland East High School senior Kristin Donnelly’s entry titled Thank You for Your Service was named Best in State Friday, May 4 by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary. Her winning piece will represent the state of Michigan at the VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art National Competition July 21-25 in Kansas City, Missouri where she will be eligible for national awards totaling $21,000.

art piece of military person holding dog in front of flag1st place contest winning student standing with two VFW members

April 20, 2018
CAREERLINE TECH STUDENT WINS MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION

Holland, MI- Heather Truong, Careerline Tech Center Graphic Design program student and Zeeland East High School senior, received a $500 scholarship to Muskegon Community College (MCC) Friday, April 13 for designing the winning logo in the MCC Graphics Lab Logo Contest. 

Contest winner next to winning logo and holding large scholarship check for $5003 Contest winners holding large scholarship checks

April 17, 2018
CAREERLINE TECH CENTER STUDENTS ADVANCE TO NATIONAL HEALTH CAREERS COMPETITION

Holland, MI- Three students in the Dental Careers program at Careerline Tech Center (CTC) Dental Careers students qualified for the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) National Leadership Conference at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids March 22 at the Amway Grand Plaza. 

Two CTC student winners holding up their medalsTwo CTC student winners standing outside of hotel

March 9, 2018
COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN PRESENTS LOCAL PARENT AND STUDENT WITH STATE AND NATIONAL AWARDS

Holland, MI- The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) will present Ottawa Area Center parent and Holland resident Ried Meyer with the 2018 MCEC Exceptional Parent award during its annual conference on Thursday, March 1 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, MI