As the school year draws to a close, some of the region’s most promising career and technical education students are being recognized for their accomplishments and rewarded for all their hard work.
The spotlight shined on these students May 3 at the Downriver Career Technical Consortium’s Annual Career and Technical Education Student Awards Banquet held at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Southgate.
CTE students from Airport, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Riverview, Southgate, Trenton and Woodhaven were lauded for their outstanding efforts and work in their career and technical education classes.
Among the individual career technical education student awards presented during the event, four students were awarded the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant Scholarship and five students were awarded the Corky Hancock Memorial Scholarship.
Guest speaker Mark Shkoukani, plant manager of the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, gave a talk on his career as a manufacturing engineer and why manufacturing is important.
“For those who love manufacturing – go for it,” he said. “Skilled trades are key to the manufacturing industry, from metal fabrication to electrical to plumbing. The opportunities are endless. “