Students and Families

Career Readiness is a journey for the whole family.


Oakland Schools provides opportunities for students and parents to learn about professionals and skills needed to achieve career goals. Join the many families in Oakland County that are helping their students navigate career pathways.

Career Readiness Events

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Middle School Summer STEM Camp

Students will experience project-based, hands-on activities in Culinary Arts, Engineering and Emerging Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Robotics and Visual Imaging.

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Family Night in Industry offers an opportunity for parents to connect with industry partners within Oakland County.

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As part of a national movement in career readiness, hundreds of students have the opportunity to experience a "day in the life of" during job shadows with local business and industry partners. 

Alternative Spring Break: Student and Professional

Alternative Spring Break is an opportunity for Oakland County High School Students to build their professional networks.

Career Readiness Parent Expo: families visiting with vendors

Join us we gather with industry experts to discuss the leading role parents have in helping students navigate the rigors of the real world.

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Career Pathway Resources

Tools that help students discover careers and industry.

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Career Cruising

Career Cruising is web-based, self-exploration career and college readiness management system provided to Oakland County middle school and high school students.

Students utilize Career Cruising to complete their Educational Development Plan (EDP), which includes interest and skill assessments, high school and post-secondary planning tools, job market information, career exploration activities, a talent portfolio and more.

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MI Bright Future

MI Bright Future is an enhancement to Career Cruising, which connects students and educators to local business and industry.

Students have the ability to research local companies, post questions on a discussion board to hear from industry experts, and search for work-based learning activities, such as job shadows, company tours, internships and more. Educators can identify potential guest speakers, project and curriculum advisors, committee members and opportunities for company tours.

College and Career Ready

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Oakland Schools Technical Campuses

The Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTCs) are preparing students for the real world through career exploration, hands-on experiences and opportunities to excel through industry competitions and student leadership programs.

Visit OSTC online

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Oakland Accelerated Experience

Oakland ACE is an early college program for students enrolled at participating Oakland County high schools.

ACE offers students the opportunity, guidance, and support to earn as much as an associate degree while still in high school.

Learn more about ACE

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Oakland Technical Early College

Preparing for high wage, high skilled, and high demand careers is the focus of the Oakland Technical Early College program.

This rigorous program aligns the high school career technical education course taken at an Oakland Schools Technical Campus with a similar program of study at Oakland Community College.

Learn more about Early College