The objective of a career technical program is to provide a very sophisticated training experience for the student while they are still in high school, so upon graduation they might directly enter the labor market or continue on for advanced training in the chosen career area. Toward this end, the CTE programs have adopted the curriculum developed by the State of Michigan, which provides for training that has been identified as being necessary for each specific occupational area.



If your child attends school in one of the following districts, they can choose from over 25 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs:

  • Airport

  • Flat Rock

  • Gibraltar

  • Grosse Ile

  • Huron

  • Riverview

  • Southgate

  • Trenton

  • Woodhaven-Brownstown

Free transportation is provided to most programs. Many programs offer college credit, and some programs offer state licensure. Most programs also provide math and visual/applied arts credit, and some programs provide science credit.


our history


The Downriver Career Technical Consortium (DCTC) was founded in 1965 as a way for three local school districts to share vocational education programs.

Over the years, the DCTC has grown and adapted to meet the ever changing needs of our evolving world. The DCTC now consists of nine local districts that share over 25 programs.

We have expanded our role in the schools to include the following opportunities:


  • An academic consortium that shares high level and unique classes

  • Articulated college credit for most programs; direct college credit for some programs

  • Professional development for teachers

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.

 Serving the districts of: Airport | Flat Rock | Gibraltar | Grosse Ile | Huron | Riverview | Southgate | Trenton |  Woodhaven-Brownstown