High School Seniors have an opportunity to participate in our local skilled trades academy program that combines e-learning with hands on work, business visits, and job shadowing opportunities with Ottawa County employers. Students in the program earn high school credit and the program can lead to internship and career opportunities. Participants in the academy learn about core skills in a variety of industry applications, are exposed to a variety of skilled trades career pathways and are introduced to business ethics and entrepreneurship. Students can then specialize in a career field with a local employer and learn what it takes to be successful in the profession.

The Ottawa County Skilled Trades Academy has several benefits:

– Earn High School Credit
– Walk away with MSSC Certifications
– Training Opportunities
– Meet Employers who are Hiring
– Learn Valuable Skills

The program year will include a combination of virtual and hands-on instruction from Northwest State Community College’s Core Manufacturing & Logistics Skills (CMLS) Program curriculum that will prepare students to take the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) exams and assessments.

Ottawa County Skilled Trades Academy
If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out the application below.

Student Information

You will receive a copy of your application.
Your parent/guardian will receive a copy of your application.

School Information

Your School Counselor/Career Readiness Coordinator will receive a copy of your application.

Student Questions


By signing below, we (student and parent/guardian) acknowledge the following:

"We have been made aware of the details of this program. We understand that this application does not necessarily mean that the student will be accepted into the program. We understand that the student would be subject to all high school rules and school board policies throughout this program. We understand and agree that the student’s participation in this program may be terminated at any time for any reason, and that in this case, the student would be required to report back to their high school."

Email Confirmation

Once you submit the completed form, you will receive an email confirmation along with a copy of your application (be sure to check your junk/spam folder).

Please email bac@ocic.biz with questions.