Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center Program Ranks Nationwide

Thursday one Northern Michigan intermediate school district is celebrating their national recognition.  

This week Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center staff traveled to the nation’s capital to receive the 2016 Excellence in Action Award for their Manufacturing Technology Academy, making them the top Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program in the country.

Thursday they celebrated the award with MTA program founders, alumni, staff and students.

The school says this brings value not only to students and the program, but the technology industry as a whole.

Stephanie Long, Curriculum Supervisor at TBAISD CTC filled out the award application and says, “A lot of people in this area don’t even know how much manufacturing is here and how much work is available in our community and this program provides really highly skilled, highly academically qualified students to enter those fields.”